The sale catalogue of the most comprehensive collection of British Jubilee Half Sovereign ever assembled (published by Sovereign Rarities) doubles
as a reference work to the series. Researched and written by David Iverson and editor by Steve Hill, the work is now available online. Andrew Crellin
of Sterling & Currency in Australia wrote about it in his June 29, 2019 email newsletter. -Editor
The Jubilee Head series of British Commonwealth gold coins may well be the most keenly-studied of the entire lot - I believe more obverse and
reverse varieties have been discovered in this 7 year series than in any other, on a pound for pound basis anyway. (Excuse the pun).
It is well worth reviewing if you have even a remote interest in Australia's gold coins.
The below review is from Andrews's article on his web site. -Editor
We numismatists like nothing more than to study the items we own or are considering to work out where it fits into the grand scheme of things,
some among us are often so bamboozled by the existence of an outlier that they go on to answer the question that Julius Sumner Miller would so often
pose to kids like myself in the 1970's and 1980's - why is it so?
David Iverson has surely gone above and beyond the call of duty in answering those questions as they can be asked of the Jubilee Head series of
British Commonwealth gold coins - his research into the sovereign series was edited by Steve Hill and published in 2015, and now in June of 2019 his
research into the half sovereign series has been published.
David has now definitively identified each of the major obverse and reverse varieties in the Jubilee Head half sovereign set, and has provided us
with a comprehensive social history that explains just how they came to be. The dedication to technical accuracy is clear, and is matched by the
respect and class in which the research has been presented.
Research such as this generally unleashes a wave of demand for the items that it covers, so now is an excellent time to be active in the market
for these coins.
To read the complete article, see:
Research Into Jubilee Head Half Sovereigns Now Published
To download a copy of the research from the Sovereign Rarities website, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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