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Proof Coin - Half Sovereign, Australia, 1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3154

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Half Sovereign, 1893 S
Jubillee Head, plain edge proof striking
Mint: Sydney
Description:
A proof gold coin (19 mm diameter with plain 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 DEI GRATIA, the artist's initials J.E.B. below the shoulder. On the reverse, a garnished shield, crowned and lined, around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: and below 1893, the mint mark, S at the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.994 g (Weight)

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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
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1893 AD
Denomination: Half Sovereign
Obverse Description: A gold coin (19 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 DEI GRATIA, the artist's initials J.E.B. below the shoulder.
Reverse Description: Garnished shield, crowned and lined, around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: and below 1893, the mint mark, S at the middle of the date.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Reverse: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: 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: Jean Merlen
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria

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