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JI33481

Victoria 1890 Sovereign, letter O for zero in date

Regular price £575
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Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1890, with rounder flatter letter O rather than zero in date, 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, weight 7.97g (DISH L13; Marsh 128; Bull EGC 1328; S.3866B). Slightly uneven tone with some dark streaks, a bold very fine and unusual with the letter O in date for zero.

Mintage 6,497,238.

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

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