Coins and Australia - Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Australian pre-decimal coins price guide and values

Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Australian Coins Price Guide and Values

Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Australian coin
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Because of the tremendous shortage of coins at that time in Australia and while gold dust and nuggets were in ample supply, it was decided to create one pound coins as a way to convert that gold into circulating currency. But the government of South Australia, didn't wait for Royal assent and England approval, saying that the Assay Office was not a legal entity and should not be striking the coins, before producing a short quantity of these one pound gold coins. Therefore, the amended 1852 Bullion Act was rejected.

Patterns of gold Adelaide Five Pound exist.

Adelaide One Pound 1852 value

The value of a Adelaide One Pound 1852 australian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.

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Variety G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1852 - Type 1 - Die crack ---$29,000$50,400$70,300
1852 - Type 2 ---$5,500$11,600$15,000
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1852 - Type 1 - Die crack $142,400$306,900-----
1852 - Type 2 $22,300$33,700$47,100$63,600$91,200--

Auctions prices and values

View the average prices of certified Adelaide One Pound 1852 sold at auctions »

Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Type 1 - Die crack

Finest PCGS known (AU-58) sold on January 4, 2016 in New York for AUD$136,828.75. On August 15, 2019, a NGC AU-58 sold for AUD$97,719.60.

Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Type 2

Finest known, NGC MS-65, sold for AUD$125,120 at Stack's Bowers Galleries auction.

Varieties

Type 1 - Die crack

Die crack before D of DWT, caused a new reverse die (Type 2), of a slightly different design, to be created after very few pieces had been struck from die 1.

Adelaide One Pound - 1852 - Type 1 - Die crack

Inner circle:

Adelaide One Pound - 1852 - Type 1 - Inner circle

Standard Catalog of World Coins mentionned that only 20 to 50 were minted.

Type 2

No die crack, different inner circle:

Adelaide One Pound - 1852 - Type 2 - Inner circle

Even if nearly 25,000 Type 2 were made, only a few of them circulated.

Mintage

  • Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Type 1 - Die crack : 50
  • Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Type 2 : 24,648

Specifications - Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Type 1 - Die crack

  • Alloy: 91.64% gold and 8.33% silver
  • Weight: 8.69g
  • Diameter : 23mm
  • Edge: Milled (both fine and wide reeding exist)
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Specifications - Adelaide One Pound 1852 - Type 2

  • Alloy: 91.64% gold and 8.33% silver
  • Weight: 8.81g
  • Diameter : 23mm
  • Edge: Milled (both fine and wide reeding exist)
  • Die axis: ↑↑

Last update : Monday, November 21, 2022

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