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Victoria 1887 S Half-Sovereign Sydney Mint, hooked J, DISH S505 R4

Victoria (1837-1901),gold Half-Sovereign, 1887, Australia, Sydney Mint, 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 together raised on truncation with hooked J, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA,rev.struck en medaille, crowned quartered low shield of arms, date below either side of bottom of frame, mint mark letter S directly below frame at border teeth, legend commences lower left with toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: edge milled, 3.98g (DISH S505 R4; Marsh 485D R4; S.3871A).Some moderate rub to centres, about very fine with pleasing residual lustre, very rare.

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.

For further reading see "the Jubilee Head Gold Half Sovereign 1887-1893" by David Iverson, edited by Steve Hill, published by Sovereign Rarities Ltd.

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