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1904 Perth Edward VII Half Sovereign PCGS AU55

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1904 Perth Edward VII Half Sovereign PCGS AU55

Bold details and a light patina right across both sides.

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King Edward VII 1904 Half Sovereign

Perth Mint

Obverse: Edward VII

Reverse: St George & Dragon, missing designer’s initials. (B.P.)

Mintage: 60,000

Bold details and a light patina right across both sides.

Prior to the introduction of the ten-shilling note by the Commonwealth Government in 1913, the half sovereign was a heavily-used coin in the Australian monetary system.

The population of Perth in 1904 was around 240,000 people, which is an indication of the level of demand there would have been for hard coinage at that time.

As the images show, this particular example shows light friction across both sides - in addition to the weak reverse strike, the high points of St George, the horse and dragon have all been blunted.

The obverse strike is better, so there is far more detail to the portrait of Edward VII - there is some light friction in the fields, while the devices retain a great deal of original mint lustre.

This is a solid example of this scarce date - PCGS have graded just 3 examples higher than this one.

Click the PCGS icon below to verify the certificate details for this coin directly on the PCGS website.

PCGS Certificate Verification 34236890