This 1896 Victoria sovereign was minted in Australia at the Melbourne Mint. The 'M' mintmark can be found on the St George and the Dragon reverse. The obverse features the veiled head portrait of Queen Victoria.
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This is an 1896 veiled head British sovereign from the Melbourne Mint in Australia. The Sydney Mint and The Royal Mint, in London, also produced sovereigns for this year. Between 1837 and 1901, sovereigns were issued almost every year. There were three main obverse designs and two main reverse designs. This coin features the last main obverse - the veiled (widow or 'old') head portrait.
All Victoria Old Head sovereigns from 1893 to 1901 share the same obverse (head) design. The veiled head was designed by sculpter, Thomas Brock, in 1893.
The reverse of the coins shows the familiar St George and the Dragon. It was issued by Benedetto Pistrucci and first appeared on sovereigns in 1817.
|Obverse Designer||Thomas Brock|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
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