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Proof Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3188

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Sovereign 1893 S
Veiled Head
Proof striking with plain edge
Mint: Sydney
Description:
A proof gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with plain 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, 1893 in the exergue. The mint mark S 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: 7.989 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 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: proof strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1893 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, 1893 in the exergue. The mint mark S is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B.
Reverse: 1893 S
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria

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