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Sovereign 1891 Melbourne, long tail (DISH M16)

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1891, 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 long 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 M16 C2; Marsh 135A; S.3867C). Surface marks, good very fine to almost extremely fine.

Sold as part of the David Iverson Collection on the 130th anniversary of the Jubilee head Sovereign - coin JH39

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