Australia 1862 Sydney Half Sovereign aUNC

Sporting two huge die cracks, otherwise a near mint state coin. Die cracking is an important issue in half sovereign production plagued by poor understanding of metallurgy.  It led to recurring problems creating the half sovereign denomination at the Royal Mint.

That story can be read in research I’ve conducted here:

Clicking on the link below will take you to the PCGS population report for this date.

The coin imaged below is PCGS AU55 for comparison purposes. That coin can be purchased by clicking on the image:

Australia 1862 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU55