Sorry! This 1861/0 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS VF20 has sold.

1861/0 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS VF20

Obverse: Type II bust of Victoria to left, date below

Reverse: AUSTRALIA within wreath, denomination below

Diameter: 22.00mm | Weight: 7.99g | Purity: 91.67 | AGW: 0.2354 ozt

Mintage: 186,000 (Part)


This is an honest example of a truly scarce Type 2 half sov variety.

When compared to other series of Australian coins, the Type II half soveriegns are absolutely riddled with date and legend varieties. Correspondence between the Sydney Mint and the Royal Mint  in London regularly discussed the challenges that Sydney Mint staff had when producing these relatively small and thin coins.

Date and legend varieties such as this were the result of dies cracking and being restored "on the fly" by Mint staff who only had access to a limited range of the tools required.

This coin is clearly the result of an 1860-dated reverse die being punched with the new date - it is clear that the previous zero was not fully ground off the face of the reverse die before the new digit was struck onto it.

This is one of 7 examples graded by PCGS so far - the others are higher grade, which makes this an affordable entry into the Type II variety market.

Click the PCGS icon below to verify the certificate details for this coin directly on the PCGS website.

PCGS Certificate Number: 48485838

PCGS Certificate Verification 48485838

SKU: 12044

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1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 $4,950.00 Available Now View Product
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1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign about VF 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign about VF 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign about VF $1,038.00
Last sold for this price on 23/5/2022
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1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Choice Unc PCGS MS63 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Choice Unc PCGS MS63 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Choice Unc PCGS MS63 $18,500.00
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1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Unc (PCGS MS62) 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Unc (PCGS MS62) 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Unc (PCGS MS62) $17,000.00
Last sold for this price on 15/4/2023
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1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Very Fine 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Very Fine 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Very Fine $1,050.00
Last sold for this price on 29/10/2021
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1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Very Good 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Very Good 1857 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Very Good $495.00
Last sold for this price on 30/6/2021
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1858 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Choice Unc (PCGS MS63) 1858 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Choice Unc (PCGS MS63) 1858 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Choice Unc (PCGS MS63) $23,000.00
Last sold for this price on 22/12/2021
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1858 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 1858 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 1858 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 $7,000.00
Last sold for this price on 27/12/2021
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1859 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Fine 1859 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Fine 1859 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Fine $750.00
Last sold for this price on 8/6/2022
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1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Overdate about Unc (PCGS AU58) 1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Overdate about Unc (PCGS AU58) 1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Overdate about Unc (PCGS AU58) $19,500.00
Last sold for this price on 21/6/2021
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1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU53 1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU53 1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU53 $7,750.00
Last sold for this price on 7/9/2022
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1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 1860 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $10,750.00
Last sold for this price on 7/1/2021
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1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign good Fine 1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign good Fine 1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign good Fine $950.00
Last sold for this price on 28/10/2021
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1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign good Very Fine 1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign good Very Fine 1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign good Very Fine $2,600.00
Last sold for this price on 7/12/2023
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1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 1861 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS XF45 $1,191.00
Last sold for this price on 27/7/2022
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1861/0 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS VF20 1861/0 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS VF20 1861/0 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS VF20 $2,000.00
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1863 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU50 1863 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU50 1863 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU50 $3,750.00
Last sold for this price on 24/11/2020
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1863 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 1863 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 1863 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU58 $4,250.00
Last sold for this price on 18/12/2021
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1864 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign about Unc (PCGS AU58) 1864 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign about Unc (PCGS AU58) 1864 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign about Unc (PCGS AU58) $7,000.00
Last sold for this price on 17/12/2020
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1864 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 1864 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 1864 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $5,250.00
Last sold for this price on 16/5/2022
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1865 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Good 1865 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Good 1865 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign Good $495.00
Last sold for this price on 6/4/2024
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1866 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 1866 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 1866 Sydney Mint Type II Half Sovereign PCGS AU55 $3,500.00
Last sold for this price on 27/12/2021
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