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Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32462

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Sovereign 1888 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, 1888 and the artist's initials B.P.; 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: 7.977 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: saint george the dragon, gold coin 1888, shield showing 3 lions
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Jubilee
DateEra: 1888 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, 1888 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: 1888 B.P. S
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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