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Coin - Half Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3153

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Half Sovereign, 1887 M
Jubillee Head
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring the Jubilee bust of Queen Victoria wearing imperial crown and facing left, a long veil falls behind the head, the bust is draped and decorated with the Star of the Garter, and also the badge of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, the artist's initials J.E.B. below the shoulder. On the reverse, a garnished shield, crowned and lined, around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: and below 1887, the mint mark, M at the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.972 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: coin, coins, 1866
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, Sculptor (1834-1890), Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1887 AD
Denomination: Half Sovereign
Obverse Description: A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring the Jubilee bust of Queen Victoria wearing imperial crown and facing left, a long veil falls behind the head, the bust is draped and decorated with the Star of the Garter, and also the badge of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, the artist's initials J.E.B. below the shoulder.
Reverse Description: Garnished shield, crowned and lined, around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: and below 1887, the mint mark, M at the middle of the date.
Edge Description: milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Reverse: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: 1887 M
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint), 1887
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London

Designed the Jubilee obverse which was engraved by L.C. Wyon.
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London

Comments

Bruce Pryor Posted on 29 Jan 2014 11:13 AM
I have a coin or medallion 1887 (silver) with Advance Australia on one side and Queen Victoria on the other side. I believe it was minted in UK around 2010-2012 for Australian market as there was no such one issued back in the 19th century? Can you through any more light on this coin? Thanks
Sai Posted on 09 Sep 2014 10:09 PM
I have a coin that is very similar but dated 1888

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