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Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1885 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16006

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Sovereign 1885 M, shield reverse
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left with a plain band and fillet in her hair, the date, 1885; the artist's initials, W.W., in raised letters on neck truncation; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA. The reverse features the royal shield of arms, garnished and crowned with the mint mark M below the crossing point of the wreath and above the rose; around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.993 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: gold rushes
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: 1885 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left with a plain band and fillet in her hair, the date, 1885 below; the artist's initials, W.W., in raised letters on neck truncation; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA.
Reverse Description: The royal shield of arms, garnished and crowned with the mint mark M below the crossing point of the wreath and above the rose; around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1885 W.W.
Reverse: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: M
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Jean Merlen
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr William Mullett - Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Gold Coinage and Refining at the Melbourne Mint, 1991

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