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Proof Coin - 5 Pounds, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4671

Summary:
Gold proof coin; Denomination: 5 Pounds
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 39.612 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: 4.4 gram
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, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1893 AD
Denomination: 5 Pounds
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet with pendant and pearl earring; around, VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock)
Reverse Description: St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1893
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1893
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Brock - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3972 Pages

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