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Victoria 1893 gold Five Pounds

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Five Pounds, 1893, crowned, veiled bust left, T.B. initials below truncation for engraver Thomas Brock, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA· DEI· GRA· BRITT· REGINA· FID· DEF· IND· IMP· rev. St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue, 39.97g (S.3872). Polished, with myriad of surface marks and light scuffs, small edge bruise by 8 o'clock on reverse, otherwise a bold very fine.

Calendar year mintage of 20,405.

The 1893 currency Five Pounds is much harder to find than the Jubilee 1887 of which over 50,000 were minted.

The abbreviated Latin legend translates as "Victoria, by the grace of God, Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India."

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