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Proof Coin - 5 Pounds, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4670

Summary:
Proof gold coin; Denomination: 5 Pounds
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

Part of a proof set, 5 pounds to threepence, displayed by the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint at the Centennial Melbourne International Exhibition, 1888
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 39.761 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: 1892, 1877, 1874, 1887
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, Sculptor (1834-1890), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1887 AD
Denomination: 5 Pounds
Obverse Description: Bust of the Queen facing left the small wearing imperial crown, long veil falling behind her head, pearl necklace and earring, Ribbon and Star of the Garter and the badge of the Imperial Order of India; in small raised letters on the bust truncation, the artist's initials J.E.B. (Joseph Edgar Boehm); around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D:
Reverse Description: St George on horseback advancing to right, wearing a helmet and cape and brandishing a sword, attacking a fallen dragon with broken lance in its side; in small letters at right and just below exergue line, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1887
Edge Description: milled
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3864 Pages

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