Australia 1915-P sovereign

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1042
This specimen was lot 1042 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$606 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Australien, George V. 1910-1936. Sovereign 1915 P, Perth. NGC MS64. (Australia, George V, 1910-36, sovereign of 1915, Perth mint. Uncirculated.)"
This type, struck 1911-31 at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, is identical to the ordinary British sovereign in every respect except for the mintmark. The Perth mint is still in operation, striking collector coins.

Recorded mintage: 1,346,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, 0.234 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Seaby 4001. Fr-40, KM 29.


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  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [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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