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Sovereign 1889 Sydney, second legend (DISH S12)

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1889, Sydney, Australia Mint, Golden Jubilee style bust facing left, small crown and veil on head, pearl earring and 13 pearl necklace, J.E.B. initials raised 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, S mint mark at centre of ground-line, date in exergue, initials B.P to upper right, for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, edge milled (DISH S12 C2; Marsh 140; S.3868B). Rim knock on reverse, two light scratches on horse, a little soft, otherwise extremely fine.

Sold as part of the David Iverson Collection on the 130th anniversary of the Jubilee head Sovereign - coin JH21

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