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  • Reverse of the Quintuple Gold Sovereign, Design by Benedetto Pistrucci
  • Obverse of the Quintuple Gold Sovereign, Victoria Jubilee portrait engraved by by J E Boehm
  • Reverse of the Quintuple Gold Sovereign, Design by Benedetto Pistrucci
  • Obverse of the Quintuple Gold Sovereign, Victoria Jubilee portrait engraved by by J E Boehm
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1887 Gold Five Pound Quintuple Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head gVF

1887 Gold Quintuple Sovereign.

There are many high quality fake gold 1887 £5 pieces in circulation. We were sure that this one was genuine so we sent this one off to The Royal Mint in 2012 for authentification along with several others and it was confirmed genuine. 

We have graded this one as 'gVF' or 'good very fine'. 

This was the first year that the gold £5 was issued for both general circulation and in a proof version. In total there have only been three years when this has happened, 1887 Victoria Jubilee Head, 1893 Victoria Old Head , and 1902 Edward VII.


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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Quintuple Sovereign Mintmarks

This coin was minted in London and has Spink reference number 3864. 

There were also some 1887 gold £5 issued in Sydney with an 'S' mintmark on the ground under St George.

These are very rare and we have never owned one. If you have a Sydney mint one we would be interested to here about it! 


The new portrait for the Queen's Jubilee, effigy by sculptor Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm. His initials JEB can be seen under the bust, near the top of the Queen's arm. 

Legend reads:



 Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George and the Dragon, BP can be seen under the ground on the right hand side in the exergue.


Total Weight 39.94g
Actual Metal Weight 36.61g Gold 
Fineness 22 carat / 916.7
Obverse Designer Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci 
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
19 September 2021 gVF gVF £3,008.41
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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Further Reading

If you would like to read more about these classic designs and similiar coinage we recommend the following: 

The Jubilee Head Portrait

Sir Thomas Brock, Engraver of Queen Victoria

Portraits on Briitish Coins

Fake 1887 Quintuple Sovereigns