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1918 Perth George V Half Sovereign Choice Unc (MS64)

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1918 Perth George V Half Sovereign Choice Unc (MS64)

A wonderful example of the final date in the Australian half sovereign series.

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King George V 1918 HALF SOVEREIGN Perth Mint

Obverse: George V

Reverse: St George and Dragon

Quality: PCGS MS64

A wonderful example of the final date in the Australian half sovereign series.

The 1918 Perth half sovereign is truly an enigmatic coin - five decades had passed from the date it was made before Australian collectors were able to even confirm that it existed.

From the time the first known example was photographed on page 5 of the April 1967 edition of the Australian Coin Review magazine, the exact number struck has been the subject of conjecture.

Just what happened to these tiny gold coins once they left the Perth Mint's premises has also been a burning question for many decades.

Click here to read the full article on the history of this historic coin.

Despite and perhaps because of the unanswered questions surrounding it, the 1918 Perth half sovereign remains a fascinating, historic and desirable coin.

It is sure to remain of interest to Australian coin collectors for many decades to come.

This particular example exhibits completely original surfaces, and stacks of lustre right across both sides. It easily rates as being among the finest known examples of Australia's last half sovereign.

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

PCGS Certificate Verification 81344402