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Victoria 1886-M Sovereign Melbourne Mint, young head St George

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1886, Melbourne Mint, Australia, second type of third young filleted head left, W. W. raised on truncation for engraver William Wyon, mint letter M below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:, rev. St. George and Dragon right, short tail to horse, date in exergue, small B.P. initials to upper right for designer Benedetto Pistrucci, edge milled, weight 8.00g (Bentley 785; Marsh 108; S.3857C). Light scuffs and bagmarks with a scratch across the obverse portrait, light tone over some residual lustre, otherwise about extremely fine.

Calendar year mintage 2,902,131.

The Latin legend translates as "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

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