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The Hyde Park Collection - Australian Sovereign Type set 1855-1931


Set Type: Gold Sovereign Type Set, 1855-1931, Circulation Issue
Owner: Zebo
Last Modified: 4/27/2021
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Rank: 1
Score: 40733
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Points to Higher Rank: N/A
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Set Description:

AUSTRALIAN SOVEREIGN TYPE SET (1855 - 1931)

This set consists of gold sovereigns issued by Australia and its Sydney, Melbourne and Perth mints from 1855 to 1931. The rarity of these sovereigns makes this set remarkable. The Sovereign during this time period was the chief coin of commerce in the world.

My goal is to put together a high grade complete date and mint collection of Australian Sovereigns. This type set exhibits some of the more significant Sovereigns from my complete Australian Sovereign collection. My love of the Sovereign began with my father's interest in the coin. My collection has grown significantly over the years and I will continue to upgrade the set when feasible. The history and personalities surrounding the Sovereign is fascinating. The importance of the Sovereign in world commerce is unprecedented. My appreciation for Sovereign rose to new heights after researching and later obtaining Sovereigns from the Quartermaster, Bentley, George and Park House collections.

The Reign of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901); King Edward VII (1902 - 1910); King George V (1911 - 1932)

Australian Victoria Sovereigns:

1855 - 1856 Imperial Young Head, Australian Reverse
1857 - 1870 Australian Young Head, Australian Reverse
1871 - 1887 Imperial Young Head, Shield Reverse and St. George Reverse
1887 - 1893 Imperial Jubilee Head, St. George Reverse
1893 - 1901 Imperial Veil Head, St. George Reverse

Sydney Mint 1855 - 1901; Melbourne Mint 1872 - 1901; Perth Mint 1899 - 1901

Australian Edward VII Sovereigns:

Edward VII, St. George Reverse
Melbourne Mint 1902 - 1910; Perth Mint 1902 - 1910; Sydney Mint 1902 - 1910

Australian King George V Sovereigns:

George V (Large Head) 1911 - 1929; (Small Head) 1930 - 1932
Sydney Mint 1911 - 1926; Melbourne Mint 1911 - 1931; Perth Mint 1911 - 1931

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