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Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18534

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Sovereign 1875 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, 1875 and the artist's initials B.P.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.980 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: gold, saint george the dragon, queen victoria young head
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: 1875 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, 1875 and the artist's initials B.P.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: M W.W.
Reverse: 1875 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
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr William Mullett - Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Gold Coinage and Refining at the Melbourne Mint, 1991

Comments

tim vaney Posted on 18 Apr 2010 8:48 AM
hi there,i have an 1875 sovereign,when u turn the coin around the horse is upside down,just wondering if this is normal? as i have had mixed reactions from jewellers.many thanks.
Discovery Centre Posted on 20 Apr 2010 11:00 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, Tim. No, it isn't "normal" for a coin to have designs that are not the same way "up" as one another, although it's very difficult to know how rare this is, especially for one particular type of coin. Thousands of millions of these coins were minted. It is possible that a particular "run" of their production had the characteristics you've observed. For further information you may want to contact a numismatics society in your area.
lisa Posted on 24 Aug 2014 5:56 PM
I also have this coin.

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