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1887 Victoria Gold Five Pounds Jubilee Head

1887 Victoria Gold Five Sovereign Jubilee Head Obverse

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Gold Five Pounds of Queen Victoria, dated 1887. The obverse features the crowned and veiled bust of the queen, known as the Jubilee Head as it was introduced to celebrate her Golden Jubilee. In it she wears pearl earrings, necklaces and a two orders. The initials ‘J.E.B.’ appear at her shoulder, identifying the artist as Joseph Edgar Boehm. This new portrait had been years in the making but proved unpopular and was regarded as undignified. As such it did not remain in use for long. The reverse shows the instantly recognisable image of a sword-wielding Saint George in the act of slaying a dragon which is trampled beneath his horses’ hooves. The initials ‘B.P.’ for Benedetto Pistrucci appear below the ground, to the right. The edge is miiled. Gold Five Pound coins were first minted as patterns during the reign of George III with rare examples struck under George IV. The 1887 £5 represents one of three occasions that this denomination was minted during Victoria’s reign. Spink 3864.
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Crowned 'Jubilee Head' of Queen Victoria. Legend: VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:'. The 'J.E.B.' on the Queen's shoulder identifies the engraver: Joseph Edgar Boehm.


Figure of St George on horseback, armed with a sword, dragon under foot, date below. Initials ('B.P.') above and to the right of the date are for the engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci.


GVF - Background faint hairline scratches on close inspection, nothing untoward for good Very Fine.


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