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1887 London Mint Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Coin

1887 Queen Victoria Gold Half Sovereign Jubilee Head London Mint (Best Value) Reverse

Buy a 1887 London Mint Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Coin

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Jubilee Head, London mint gold Half Sovereigns. These coins were struck in the year that a long-awaited new portrait of Queen Victoria was introduced, coinciding with her Golden Jubilee. As well as a new coinage, the Queen celebrated 50 years not he throne with a banquet, a procession and an issue of commemorative medals. The work of Joseph Edgar Boehm, the 'Jubilee Head' shows the Queen wearing a long lacy veil and a small crown. It proved unpopular and was soon removed from English and branch mint coinage. There are several known variations to the artists initials as seen on Victoria's shoulder. These Half Sovereigns feature the most common 'J.E.B.' variant with a standard J and the letters evenly spread. The reverse of these coins shows a garnished shield bearing the royal arms of the United Kingdom, as displayed during Victoria's reign. This is surmounted by a crown. The date (1887) appears below and the legend around reads 'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'. 841,200 Half Sovereigns were struck in London in this calendar year, the lowest annual issue of Half Sovereigns with this portrait. Weight: 3.99 grams. Actual gold weight: 3.66 grams. Diameter: 19.30 millimetres. Minimum grade: VF - Very Fine. References: S 3869, Marsh 478.
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Joseph Edgar Boehm's Jubilee Head of Queen Victoria with veil and small crown, facing left. Legend reads: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA'.


Shield of royal arms, surmounted by crown with date divided below: 1887. Legend around reads: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'.


Victorian Half Sovereign from a low annual issue of just 871,200. Struck in 22 carat (916.7) gold. Weight: 3.99 grams. Actual gold weight: 3.66 grams. Diameter: 19.30 millimetres.


Our Best Value historic Half Sovereigns are graded 'Very Fine' or better by our expert numismatists. VF coins display a high level of fine detail with some wear to the high points and marks associated with having been in circulation. The images on this webpage are stock photographs but represent the type and grade of coin available.


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