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1893 Queen Victoria Gold Five Pound Quintuple Sovereign Coin NGC Graded PF 61 Cameo


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Buy a 1893 Queen Victoria Gold Five Pound Quintuple Sovereign Coin NGC Graded PF 61 Cameo

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A scarce 1893 gold proof Five Pound coin, graded PF 61 Cameo by NGC. Obverse: ‘Widowed’ or ‘Veiled Head’ portrait of Queen Victoria, wearing long draping veil over crown, decorations on chest. Legend: ‘VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·’. This is the final effigy of Victoria to appear on British coinage and is the work of the sculptor and medallist Thomas Brock, known for his large public monuments to Victoria and other British royals. The Old Head was introduced in 1893 - the year this Five Sovereign was struck - and used until the Queen’s death in 1901. Reverse: Benedetto Pistrucci’s Saint George and the dragon, designed for the first modern Sovereigns, issued in 1817 and later adapted for the first pattern Quintuple Sovereigns, struck in 1820. The engraving shows England’s patron saint mounted on a rearing horse, caught in the act of slaying a dragon which cowers under his steeds hooves. It’s a classic and instantly recognisable design, reintroduced to gold coinage late in the nineteenth century. The date - 1893 - appears below. The gold Five Pound coin was only struck three times during the reign of Queen Victoria, this being its final appearance. This example originates from an issue of 773 proof sets, offered in the year that Brock’s portrait was introduced. The sets would also have contained a Double Sovereign, ‘full’ Sovereign and a Half Sovereign as well as proof examples of 1893 silver coinage. This Five Sovereign weighs 39.94 grams and has a diameter of 36.02. Grade: independently graded PF 61 Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Supplied in holder. S 3872.
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Old, veiled head portrait of Queen Victoria by Thomas Brock (initials below). Legend reads: 'VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·'.


Saint George and the dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci. Date below: 1893.


Struck in 39.94 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold. Diameter: 36.02 millimetres. Edge: milled.


Graded PF 61 Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Company. Comes sealed in NGC holder. Originally offered in proof sets, one of 773 issued.


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