Australia 1887 Melbourne Half Sovereign – PCGS MS62

  • S-3870A Close JEB
  • In a group of 4 coins, with 2 graded finer

Mintage for Melbourne in 1887 is 54,000 – which includes approx. 9000 young head half sovereigns. This is a semi-key, scarce date and this coin is RARE in this grade. If you own the book by Dr David Briggs titled “Australian Gold Based Half Sovereigns” – 2nd edition – you’ll see this coin illustrated as a type B on page 205.

Want to learn more about half sovereigns? Try the Top End Coin’s Library of Essential Reading.

You can verify this coin by clicking the link below: