1918 Perth Mint Half Sovereign Choice Unc (PCGS MS64+)
Currently rated by PCGS as the finest known example.
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King George V 1918 HALF SOVEREIGN Perth Mint
Obverse: George V
Reverse: St George and Dragon
Quality: PCGS MS64+
This coin is currently rated by PCGS as being the finest known example of Australia's last half sovereign.
The 1918 Perth half sovereign is truly an enigmatic coin - five decades had passed from the date it was made before Australian collectors were able to even confirm that it existed.
From the time the first known example was photographed on page 5 of the April 1967 edition of the Australian Coin Review magazine, the exact number struck has been the subject of conjecture.
Just what happened to these tiny gold coins once they left the Perth Mint's premises has also been a burning question for many decades.
Despite and perhaps because of the unanswered questions surrounding it, the 1918 Perth half sovereign remains a fascinating, historic and desirable coin.
It is sure to remain of interest to Australian coin collectors for many decades to come.
This particular example exhibits a dusty patina, and has great detail on the high points either side.
It is currently rated as being the finest known example of Australia's last half sovereign - knowing what we do about the strength of the reverse strike for this date, it's hard to see it being surpassed any time soon.
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