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1873 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head St George Melbourne Mint Australia

1873 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head St George Melbourne Mint Australia Reverse

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A collectable gold full Sovereign of Queen Victoria, dated 1873. The letter ‘M’ under the queen’s head indicates that it was struck at the Melbourne Mint in Australia. The portrait is known as the ‘Young Head’ and shows the Queen facing left with her hair bound with a double fillet. The tiny ‘ww’ on the traction of her neck indicate the engraver: William Wyon. The reverse shows an instantly recognisable motif: Saint George on horseback, armed with a sword slaying a dragon under foot This is the work of Italian artist, Benedetto Pistucci. The Melbourne Mint opened in 1872 and the first Sovereigns struck with an ‘M’ mint mark appeared in 1873. Spink 3857, Marsh 95.
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Obverse

First or young head of Queen Victoria with hair bound with a double fillet, facing left. 'M' below for Melbourne, Australia. 'ww' on truncation for engraver, William Wyon. Legend: 'VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D :'.

Reverse

Saint George on horseback, armed with a sword, dragon under foot. Date in exergue with 'B.P.' to right for engraver Benedetto Pistrucci.

Edge

Vertically reeded. 

Grade

EF - A good clean coin no real problems for the grade about Extremely Fine.

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