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CI04956

Victoria 1891 Sovereign DISH L14 short tail reverse R5

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1891, 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 7.95g (DISH L14 R5; Marsh 129; S.3866B). Cleaned, fair with associated surface marks, extremely rare.

A very hard coin to find. Only a tiny fraction of this year's production were produced using a short tail reverse die. The very few examples found now are almost always lower grade.

Provenance:

Ex David Iverson Duplicate Collection.

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