Australia 1918-S sovereign

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1047
This specimen was lot 1047 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 1,100 CHF (about US$1,332 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Australien, George V. 1910-1936. Sovereign 1918 S, Sydney. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. NGC MS66. (Australia, George V, 1910-36, sovereign of 1918, Sydney mint. Uncirculated. Rare in this condition.)"
This type, struck 1911-31 at Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, is identical to the ordinary British sovereign in every respect except for the mintmark.

Recorded mintage: 3,812,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 29, Seaby 4003, Fr-38.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • 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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