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Victoria 1887 S Sovereign, DISH S4

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 closer and raised on truncation with hooked J, wider truncation, 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, weight 7.95g (DISH S4 R4; Marsh 138A; S.3868A). Many surface marks, about fine and very rare.

This DISH variation exists in physically very small numbers and we are only aware of three other examples, in the "Quartermaster Collection" lot 125 sold at Monetarium in Australia in 2009, the David Iverson Collection sold by us in June 2017 and one other example.

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