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GI27450

Victoria 1887 Sovereign hooked J in engravers initials DISH L4 R5

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1887, London, Tower Hill Mint, Golden Jubilee style bust facing left, small crown and veil on head, pearl earring and 13 pearl necklace, J.E.B. initials very close together raised on truncation with hooked J, 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, date in exergue, initials B.P to upper right, for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, edge milled, weight 7.98g (DISH L4 R5; Marsh 125C R5; S.3866A).Toned with some light surface marks and hairline scratch in obverse field, otherwise very fine and extremely rare, as further research since the DISH publication has revealed this coin to be as rare as L1, L2 and L3 varieties.

Calendar year mintage c.7,881

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britain's, Defender of the Faith."

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