Australia 1909-P 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 22213 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. 1/2 Sovereign, 1909-P. NGC AU-55. Reserve Bank of Australia." This type was struck 1902-10 at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, which were not used to strike Australian coins until 1916. Most of the dates are common. Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine.
Recorded mintage: 44,000, a scarce date.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 14, S. 3976B, Fr-37.
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