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Proof Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3189

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Sovereign 1893 S
Jubilee head obverse
Plain edged proof strike
Mint: Sydney
Description:
A gold coin (21.5 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 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, 1893 and the artist's initials B.P.; 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: 7.986 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), 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: 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, 1893 and the artist's initials B.P.; the mint mark, S, is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D: J.E.B.
Reverse: 1893 B.P. 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

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