Coins and Australia - Half-Sovereign 1856 - Australian pre-decimal coins price guide and values

Half-Sovereign 1856 - Australian Coins Price Guide and Values

Half-Sovereign 1856 - Australian coin
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Half-Sovereign 1856 value

The value of a Half-Sovereign 1856 australian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more.

The melt and minimum value of a Half-Sovereign 1856 is $363.22.


Variety G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1856 - No dot -$380$1,710$3,800$38,000$60,800
1856 - Dot -$354$610$2,110$5,600$13,900
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1856 - No dot $102,000$114,000-----
1856 - Dot $39,100$57,000-----

Auctions prices and values

View the average prices of certified Half-Sovereign 1856 sold at auctions »

Gold Half Sovereign 1856 - Proof

On May 5, 2022, Heritage Auctions sold a NGC PR-65+ Ultra Cameo example for $208,800. It was previously part of the Quartermaster Collection.


No dot

No Dot above L of Half

McDonald #003a.


Dot above L of Half


  • Half-Sovereign 1856 - No dot :
  • Half-Sovereign 1856 - Dot : 478,000

Specifications - Half-Sovereign 1856 - No dot

  • Mint: Sydney
  • Alloy: 91.67% gold and 8.33% silver
  • Diameter : 19mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: J. Wyon, Reverse: L.C. Wyon

Last update : Thursday, November 16, 2023

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