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Victoria 1888 Sovereign 1888 Dish L9

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1888, 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 raised on truncation with right angled J, initials of engraver J Edgar Boehm, second abbreviated Latin legend, G: closer to crown, 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 (DISH L9; Marsh 126; S.3866B). Some bagmarks both sides, good very fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

Provenance:

Ex David Iverson Duplicate Collection, author of "DISH" publication on Jubilee Head Sovereigns

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