1856 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS F12

It’s a difficult date to acquire free of defects. This is simply because they were Australia’s earliest circulation currency. Not many were held by collectors.

This coin is a regular circulating example and differs from the extremely rare “Type 2” in the reverse. It’s not known what reverse die produced the following coin. The difference is the berry above the letter L in HALF. The Type 2 reverse has no berry. Whereas the coin for sale here has a berry.

Despite the 1856 Sydney Half Sovereign being only PCGS F12, there are only 40 coins finer – therefore scarce! You can check the PCGS certificate of the coin for sale here by clicking on the following link (opens in new tab):