Australia 1899-P sovereign

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23069
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23069 in Heritage sale 3023 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria gold Sovereign 1899-P, MS62 PCGS, scarcer date/mint." The Perth mint began minting sovereigns in 1899, supplementing the production of the Sydney and Melbourne mints.

Recorded mintage: 690,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .2354 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 13.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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