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BI01979

Sovereign 1891 London, short tail (DISH L14)

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1891, London, Tower Hill 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, date in exergue, initials B.P to upper right, for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, edge milled (DISH L14 R5; Marsh 129; S.3866B). Cleaned, fair to fine with associated surface marks, extremely rare.

A very hard coin to find. Only a tiny fraction of this year's production were produced using a short tail reverse die. The very few examples found now are almost always lower grade.

Sold as part of the David Iverson Collection on the 130th anniversary of the Jubilee head Sovereign - coin JH9

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