Australia South Australia Adelaide
Five Pounds 1852 struck in Silver for the collection of A.M. LeSouef
Adelaide Assay Office
Mint: Struck in 1921 from the original dies at the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint. The dies were on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia.
A silver strike from dies for a gold coin coin (33 mm diameter plain edge) with, on the obverse at the centre a crown within an ornate circle; below, 1852; around, * GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE * ADELAIDE. and on the reverse at the centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE / FIVE / POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.
At centre a crown within ornate circle; below, 1852; around, *GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE* ADELAIDE. Below the date in small letters the artist's name J. PAYNE
At centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE FIVE POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.
Struck in 1921 see Sharples NAA.2.46
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Albert M. Le Souef - Melbourne Mint, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE ADELAIDE 1852 J. PAYNE Reverse: VALUE FIVE POUNDS WEIGHT 1 OZ 8 DWT 4 GRS 22 CARATS
Type of item
33 mm (Outside Diameter), 19.34 g (Weight)
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.
[Article] Sharples, John P. The Numismatic Collection of the Museum of Victoria. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 2, No.2.46