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Victoria 1887 Two-Pounds rarest currency variation DISH C205 MS62 PL

Victoria (1837-1901),gold Two Pounds, 1887, Jubilee type crowned bust left, angled J type J.E.B. initials on truncation, rarer obverse die with the B of BRITT starting just above the right side of crown, 8 pearls to each arch of crown, thinner obverse rim not encroached by cross on top of crown, VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:, no indent at rear of bust for final colon, rev. St George and dragon right, smaller date in exergue, tiny B.P. to upper right of exergue (DISH C205 and page 9; Dyer obverse 1b / reverse 2; S.3865).Quite proof-like as usual for this very rare variety, with a number surface marks and hairlines in fields, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as MS62PL but variety not recognised in labelling, one of the best of the few survivors of this very rare variety.

NGC Certification 5879554-023.

The Golden Jubilee year for Queen Victoria and the first Double Sovereign of the reign, which has a reported Calendar year mintage of 91,345.
For the most up to date story of the 1887 Two Pound piece see booklet produced by Sovereign Rarities (available by post on request) "1887 Jubilee Head Two Pound Pieces of Queen Victoria" by David Iverson and edited by Steve Hill (DISH) where all varieties are listed in detail.
Also See "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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