Australia 1885 Melbourne Half Sovereign VF

Mintage of only 11,000 examples – a key date coin.

Type 5 obverse, Type 3 reverse.

Victoria must have been in the full grip of the Long Depression  as the Melbourne Mint in 1884 produced only 48K and in 1886 only 38K. These are all valuable dates.

The VF35 coin below looks a little better than this one, so a tentative grading of VF30 is given. The coin below can be purchased by clicking on the image (opens in new tab)

PCGS shows only twelve coins graded for 1885M

Australia 1880S Half Sovereign PCGS VF35