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1895 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Coin Jubilee Head Melbourne Mint Australia NGC Graded MS 62

1895 Victoria Sovereign Melbourne MS 62 Holder

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Victorian gold Sovereign, struck in Melbourne in 1895. The obverse of this coin bears the ‘Old Head’ portrait of Queen Victoria: the last such effigy to be used on British currency. It’s the work of Sir Thomas Brock. Showing the Queen wearing a long veil that drapes over a tiara, the ‘Widowed Head’ as it is also known was first seen on Sovereigns in 1893 and would be used through until Victoria’s death in 1901. The legend around reads: 'VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·’. Brock’s initials can be seen below the bust. The reverse features the instantly recognisable image of England’s patron Saint, St George, in the act of slaying a dragon which cowers under his horses’ hooves. The date appears below with the initials of the artist - ‘B. P.’ For Benedetto Pistrucci - to the right. The origins of this Sovereign are confirmed by the tiny ‘M’ to the ground below the dragon. It’s one of 4,165,869 Sovereign minted in Melbourne in this year. This Australian branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1872 and struck Sovereigns until 1931. Weight: 7.98 grams. Actual gold weight: 7.31 grams. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Grade: this 1895 Old Head example has been graded MS 62 by NGC, indicating a mint state coin with no traces of wear but a weak/average strike and some abrasions. NGC cert no.: 2778030-058.
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Veiled Head portrait of Queen Victoria, facing left. Legend around: 'VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·'. Artist: Thomas Brock.


St George and the dragon, date below (1895). Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci.


22 carat gold coin, struck for circulation. Weight: 7.98 grams. Actual gold weight: 7.31 grams. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres.


One of 4,165,869 Sovereigns struck at the Melbourne branch mint in 1895. This example has been graded MS 62 by NGC and comes in its holder with an old-style label. Cert no.: 2778030-058. You will receive the same coin shown in the images above.


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