Australia 1923-M sovereign

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32463
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This specimen was lot 32463 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V gold Sovereign 1923-M MS64 NGC, Melbourne mint. A specimen with resplendent luster which changes subtly in texture throughout the well cared-for fields." This date, from a type struck 1911-28 at Perth, Melbourne (shown here) and Sydney, is common. Several other issues, such as 1922-S, 1922-M and 1926-S, were made in large quantities but were melted in England with few survivors.

Recorded mintage: 510,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 29, S-2999.


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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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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