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Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1894 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32466

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Sovereign 1894 S
Veiled Head
Mint: Sydney

Presented to Museum by the Treasurer, Alan Stockdale MP in 1994.
Description:
A gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT. REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . , the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust. The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1894 in the exergue. The mint mark S is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Downie, P.J. Ltd., 1994
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.983 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
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1894 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around, VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B. the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust.
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1894 in the exergue. The mint mark S is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B.
Reverse: 1894 S
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: Thomas Brock - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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