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Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3185

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Sovereign 1887 M
Jubilee head obverse
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A gold coin (21.5 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, M, is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.972 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: saint george the dragon
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, 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: Sovereign
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, M, 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. M
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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