Key date sovereign for this era. This coin has strong detail. The obverse has two parallel scratches in the fields. EF for wear, downgraded for scratches.
The Type II Sydney Mint series is a popular series for Australian gold collectors to start off with. The Type II saw a change in the obverse design from the Type I filleted head, designed by James Wyon, to a wreathed bust, designed by Leonard Charles Wyon. The legend reads VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:.
The 1858 Sovereign has emerged as the hardest date to acquire in the ‘Sydney Mint’ series in any grade.