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HI30857

Victoria 1887 Two-Pounds, Golden Jubilee issue, MS62

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Victoria (1837-1901), gold Two Pounds, 1887, Jubilee type crowned bust left, eye has vertical die flaw, J.E.B. initials on truncation, legend surrounding with a few stops doubled, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:, rev. St George and dragon right, smaller date in exergue, small B.P to upper right of exergue (Dyer 2b/2; Marsh T25 -Dish C206; cf. Schneider 654; S.3865). Toned with original mint bloom, some pleasing elements and well struck. Slabbed and graded by NGC as MS62.

NGC certification 6515820-003

Calendar year mintage of 91,345.

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.

The 1887 gold Two Pounds was only the second currency piece ever produced, with the previous being that dated 1823 in the reign of George IV; and was minted to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Victoria's reign. There was a detailed article "Two-Pound Pieces of 1887" by Dyer and Lubbock in "Numismatics: Witness to History - Essays to Commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the I.A.P.N." published 1986.

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