Australia New South Wales
Sovereign, 1857 (AD)
Other Details: This was the first year of the use of this portrait of Queen Victoria (although patterns of the design were struck in London in 1855 and 1856).
A gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia with the date 1857 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel and with the words SYDNEY MINT above and ONE SOVEREIGN below.
Head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia in hair, which is plaited, the date 1857 below.; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, ONE SOVEREIGN
Donation from Mr Alfred Chitty, 1923
Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1857 Reverse: SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN
Type of item
21.5 mm (Outside Diameter), 7.932 g (Weight)
Exhibition Collection Management
21 mm (Outside Diameter)