Australia 1900-S sovereign
This specimen was lot 72013 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. Sovereign, 1900-S. NGC MS-64. Nicely struck with good luster and excellent eye appeal." The Sydney and Melbourne mints issued large quantities of these "old head" sovereigns 1893-1901 with the Perth mint contributing starting in 1899. This is a common date.
Recorded mintage: 3,586,000.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .2354 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 13.
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- 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.
- Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.