Australia 1883 Sydney Half Sovereign PCGS AU50 (Type 5/3)

The scarce variant of a common date coin. In 1880 the Royal Mint introduced the type 4 reverse. However, Sydney and Melbourne continued to use their old type 3 reverses for some years afterwards. More can be found on this subject in the following research published by Top End Coins:

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