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Sovereign 1888 Melbourne, second legend (DISH M10)

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1888, Melbourne, Australia Mint, Golden Jubilee style bust facing left, small crown and veil on head, pearl earring and 13 pearl necklace, raised J.E.B. initials close on truncation with right angled J, initials of engraver J Edgar Boehm, second abbreviated Latin legend, G: closer to crown, toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D: rev. struck en medaille, St George and dragon right, horse with short tail, broken lance to left on ground-line, tiny WWP under lance, initials of William Wellesley Pole, Master of Mint when design introduced, M mint mark at centre of ground-line, date in exergue, initials B.P to upper right, for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, edge milled (DISH M10 C2; Marsh 132A; S.3867B). Light digs and surface marks in fields both sides, practically very fine.

Sold as part of the David Iverson Collection on the 130th anniversary of the Jubilee head Sovereign - coin JH34

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