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Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1876 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18535

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Sovereign 1876 M
St George reverse
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a young head of Queen Victoria facing to left, with a plain band and fillet around hair. The mint mark M below; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: The artist's initials W.W. partly visible on the truncation of the neck.The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1876 and the artist's initials B.P.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.978 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: saint george the dragon, 1876, coins, 1866
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1876 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Young head of Queen Victoria facing to left, with a plain band and fillet around hair. The mint mark M below; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: The artist's initials W.W. partly visible on the truncation of the neck.
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1876 and the artist's initials B.P.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: M W.W.
Reverse: 1876 B.P.
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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LUCY NAZIKYAN Posted on 22 Mar 2010 5:37 PM
WHATS THE PRICE (US. $)FOR THIS COIN.I HAVE ONE &I WANT TO SELL IT
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Mar 2010 12:23 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Lucy. As indicated below, Museum Victoria is unable to give valuations. Please see our Question of the Week on obtaining one at http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/2009-archive/coin-valuations/

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