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1856 Sydney Mint Type I Sovereign Very Fine

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1856 Sydney Mint Type I Sovereign Very Fine

Great details in the hairline and the wreath.

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1856 Sydney Mint Type I Sovereign Very Fine

Obverse: Type I portrait of Victoria to left, date below and legend around

Reverse: “Australia” within wreath


Great details in the hairline and the wreath.

The 1855 Sydney sovereign is prized by collectors for it's history - it is the very first official gold coin struck on Australian soil.

The 1856 Sydney Mint sovereign shares exactly the same obverse and reverse designs as the 1855 Sydney sovereign, so it is rightly regarded as being as on a par with the 1855 as the first type of official gold coin struck on Australian soil. For collectors interested in relative rarity and value, the 1856 has a certain appeal over and above the 1855 as a representative of this historic two-year type.

Like so many coins and banknotes issued just after a new denomination or series has begun, the 1856 Sydney Mint sovereign is demonstrably rarer than the coin that preceded it.