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Victoria 1887 S Sovereign Dish S1 hooked J Sydney R3

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1887, Sydney, Australia Mint, Golden Jubilee style bust facing left, small crown and veil on head, pearl earring and 13 pearl necklace, J.E.B. initials spread and raised on truncation with hooked J, stops in a curved arc, initials of engraver J Edgar Boehm, first abbreviated Latin legend and 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, S mint mark at centre of ground-line, date in exergue, initials B.P to upper right, for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, edge milled (DISH S1 R3; Marsh 138A; S.3868A). Some surface marks and light scuffs otherwise with underlying brilliance and light red tone, good very fine and very rare.

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

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