Australia 1891-M sovereign

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1034
This specimen was lot 1034 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$424 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Australien, Victoria, 1837-1901. Sovereign 1891 M, Melbourne. Jubilee head. Gutes vorzüglich. (Australia, Victoria, 1837-1901, sovereign of 1891, Melbourne mint, jubilee head. Good extremely fine.)"
This "jubilee head" type was struck 1887-93 at the Sydney and Melbourne mints. The shield reverse used 1871-87 was retired. The Melbourne mint was opened in 1872 to strike the gold found in Australia and was not employed to strike ordinary circulation coinage until 1916.

Recorded mintage: 2,749,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 7.98 g.

Catalog reference: KM 10, Seaby 3867 C. Fr-24.

Source:

  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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