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Pattern Coin - 2 Pounds, Proof Strike, New South Wales, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4643

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Two Pound, 1887 S
Jubilee head obverse
Milled edged proof strike
Mint: Sydney
Description:
A proof gold coin (29 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 D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D: , the artist's initials J.E.B. below the shoulder.The reverse features St. George on horseback holding a short sword in his right hand, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1887 and the artist's initials B.P.; the mint mark, S, is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 16.032 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, Sculptor (1834-1890)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: pattern strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1887 AD
Denomination: 2 Pounds
Obverse Description: 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 D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D: , the artist's initials J.E.B. below the shoulder.
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding a short sword in his right hand, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1887 and the artist's initials B.P.; the mint mark, S, is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D: J.E.B.
Reverse: 1887 B.P. S
Shape: round
Material: gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1887
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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