Coins and Australia - Half-Sovereign 1888 to 1918 - Australian coins price guide and values

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Half-Sovereign - 1888 to 1918 - Price Guide

Edward VII's short reign saw an abundance of gold sovereigns and half sovereigns from all three mints. The bald-headed likeness was the work of George William de Saules, who also designed the obverse of the first Australian coins of 1910.

The designer of the George V Australian silver and bronze issues, Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, was selected to produce the obverse design for the George V sovereign and half sovereign coins.

Officially half sovereigns were last struck in 1920, but the rare 1918 issue is the last date known. This is also true of the last years of the sovereign. It is thought that, although minted, many of these coins were not released and were later melted down.

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Variety G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1889 --$358$358$665$2,910
1891 - With J.E.B. ---$358$637$2,950
1891 - Without J.E.B. ---$358$409$1,310
1893 - St. George - Sydney --$358$358$358$868
1893 - St. George - Melbourne ---$133,000--
1893 - Shield ---$358$358$1,350
1896 ---$358$358$950
1897 ---$358$358$571
1899 - Melbourne ---$358$390$1,180
1900 - Sydney ---$358$358$627
1900 - Melbourne ---$358$358$1,010
1900 - Perth ---$358$437$1,120
1902 ---$358$358$358
1903 ---$358$358$358
1904 ---$358$542$2,200
1906 - Sydney ---$358$358$358
1906 - Melbourne ---$358$437$1,130
1907 ---$358$358$358
1908 - Sydney ---$358$358$358
1908 - Melbourne ---$358$358$358
1908 - Perth ---$358$599$2,890
1909 - Melbourne ---$358$358$358
1909 - Perth ---$358$409$1,050
1910 ---$358$358$358
1911 - Sydney ---$358$358$358
1911 - Perth ---$358$358$358
1912 ---$358$358$358
1914 ---$358$358$358
1915 - Sydney ---$358$358$358
1915 - Melbourne ---$358$358$358
1915 - Perth ---$358$358$358
1916 ---$358$358$358
1918 --$358$570$1,430$3,270
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1889 $6,800$10,800$12,800$14,800$18,300--
1891 - With J.E.B. $7,000$11,600$14,200$16,700$18,900--
1891 - Without J.E.B. $3,080$4,370$7,100$8,700$10,600--
1893 - St. George - Sydney $2,060$3,930$5,100$6,300$7,600--
1893 - St. George - Melbourne -------
1893 - Shield $3,230$4,920$8,100$10,100$12,100--
1896 $2,530$4,850$6,000$7,100$8,500--
1897 $2,040$3,080$5,200$6,500$7,700--
1899 - Melbourne $3,190$6,300$8,600$10,800$13,300--
1900 - Sydney $1,830$3,310$3,630$5,400$6,500--
1900 - Melbourne $2,870$4,890$7,600$10,100$12,500--
1900 - Perth $3,930$8,600$11,300$14,100$16,800--
1902 $521$1,090$1,240$1,460$1,780--
1903 $659$1,430$2,060$2,700$3,680--
1904 $10,800$16,300$18,400$20,500$27,400--
1906 - Sydney $489$1,050$1,150$1,620$1,820--
1906 - Melbourne $3,610$6,300$7,800$9,300$11,300--
1907 $680$1,230$2,370$2,790$3,960--
1908 - Sydney $380$619$931$1,150$1,640--
1908 - Melbourne $638$1,240$1,710$2,280$3,320--
1908 - Perth $11,900$17,300$20,200$23,200$27,800--
1909 - Melbourne $861$1,690$2,320$2,950$4,330--
1909 - Perth $3,870$7,100$8,900$10,600$13,200--
1910 $383$696$846$1,180$1,460--
1911 - Sydney $383$515$789$1,020$1,320--
1911 - Perth $383$562$741$1,280$1,400--
1912 $358$380$544$598$751--
1914 $358$358$358$358$509$519-
1915 - Sydney $358$358$382$470$475$500-
1915 - Melbourne $358$391$416$573$692$812-
1915 - Perth $358$469$702$774$873--
1916 $358$412$466$469$546--
1918 $4,980$7,000$8,000$10,600$11,200--

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