Australia 1861 Sydney Half Sovereign – PCGS XF45

It’s strange that an 1863 Sydney half sovereign in XF40 has only 6 coins finer, from a mintage of 300,000+. Yet this 1861 half sovereign in XF45 has 17 coins finer. Some dates are better preserved than others for modern collectors, which is reflected in the price.

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