Australia 1871 Sydney Half Sovereign – PCGS XF45

  • S-3862 Reverse Shield
  • Only 12 coins available in a grade superior to XF45 – therefore scarce.

If memory serves, gold picks up red toning in proximity to heat. In any case, it’s an attractive toning for this scarce, first year imperial type half sovereign. You can verify this coin by clicking the link below: