This 1893 sovereign was struck at the Melbourne Mint in Australia. The coin features the jubilee head obverse and St George and the Dragon reverse.
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This 1893 sovereign was produced at the Melbourne Mint in Australia. Other British sovereigns were produced at the Sydney mint. No London mint sovereigns were produced. The Jubilee Head portrait was introduced in 1887, to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The portrait replaced the 'young head' portrait, which was used from 1837 until the new design replaced it. The jubilee head was produced from 1887 to 1893 inclusive. All Victoria Jubilee Head sovereigns from 1887 to 1893 share the same obverse (head) design.
The obverse portrait of Queen Victoria was designed and engarved by Joseph Edgar Boehm.
The reverse of the coin was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci and first appeared on sovereigns in 1817. The coin shows the famous depiction of St George slaying the dragon. St George of course is the patron saint of England.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.23535|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Joseph Edgar Boehm|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Victoria (1837-1901)|
|Mint / Brand||Melbourne Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|22 July 2017||aVF||aVF||£347.75|
|28 September 2017||aVF||aVF||£345.11|
|12 January 2018||gFine||gFine||£335.39|
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