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DI09788

Victoria 1887 Jubilee head Half-Sovereign Melbourne DISH M505 hooked J R4

Regular price £650
Regular price Sale price £650

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Half-Sovereign, 1887 M, Melbourne Mint, Australia, Golden Jubilee style bust facing left, designed by J Edgar Boehm, small crown and veil on head, pearl earring with pearl necklace, J.E.B. initials close and raised on truncation with hooked J, arranged in a slight arc, J.E on the juncture of the truncation with the field, the .B. intruding the field below, the J quite tall, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. struck en medaille, crowned quartered high shield of arms, date below either side of bottom of frame, mint mark letter M directly below frame at border teeth, legend commences lower left with toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, edge milled, weight 3.99g (DISH M505 R4; Marsh 483D R4; S.3870A). Has been brightly cleaned and polished with surface marks, otherwise very fine and very rare.

Mintage c.9,413.

The Latin legend translates as "Victoria by the grace of God," on obverse and as "Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith" on the reverse.

Provenance:
Ex David Iverson duplicates.

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