1918 Half Sovereign Perth Mint

1918 Half Sovereign Perth Mint Date side
1918 Half Sovereign Perth Mint
1918 Half Sovereign Perth Mint
Choice Uncirculated
Monetarium Sydney
$ 15,000
This is the coin that has it all. The 1918 Half Sovereign struck at the Perth Mint is a key coin. It is extremely scarce and historically important as the nation’s last half sovereign. And we have managed to acquire an example that is supreme for quality: in fact the second only Choice Uncirculated example that we have ever handled.
Sold December 2015
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The scarcity of the 1918 Perth Half Sovereign is tied to the original mintage. While records indicate that no half sovereigns were struck in 1918, it is believed that approximately 300 examples made their way into circulation.

The George V Half Sovereign Series is comprised of nine coins, all of which are unquestionably aesthetically pleasing. But the chart below clearly shows the extreme rarity of the 1918 Perth Half Sovereign relative to other dates in the George V Half Sovereign Series.

Well struck and brilliantly preserved, the outstanding quality of this piece is a further guarantee of its rarity.

Half Sovereign Mintage
1911 Sydney Mint 252,000
1911 Perth Mint 130,000
1912 Sydney Mint 278,000
1914 Sydney Mint 322,000
1915 Sydney Mint 892,000
1915 Melbourne Mint 126,000
1915 Perth Mint 138,000
1916 Sydney Mint 448,000
1918 Perth Mint   300

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