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EI18041

Victoria 1887-S Sovereign, Sydney, Jubilee head, hooked J type DISH S1, very rare

Regular price £975
Regular price Sale price £975

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, weight 7.98g (DISH S1 R3; Marsh 138 R3; S.3868A). With a number of surface marks, digs and scuffs otherwise good fine and very rare.

Mintage c.62,000

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

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