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.
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