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Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1892 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16589

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Sovereign 1892 S
Jubilee head obverse
Mint: Sydney
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, 1892 and the artist's initials B.P.; the mint mark, S, is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.985 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: saint george the dragon
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: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1892 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, 1892 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: 1892 B.P. S
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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Chad Tardugno Posted on 07 Feb 2010 11:30 AM
Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1892

Reg. No: NU 16589

My grandmother showed me this coin the other day and asked if I could get any info on what it might be worth. Thanks in advance for any info.
Discovery Centre Posted on 08 Feb 2010 1:09 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
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