1 Sovereign - Victoria

1 Sovereign - Victoria -  obverse1 Sovereign - Victoria -  reverse

© Museum Victoria

Features

Issuer Australia - Colonial
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1900
Value 1 Sovereign = 20 Shillings (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.9881 g
Diameter 22.05 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 17317
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 13
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Older crowned and veiled bust ('Old Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF · IND·IMP·
T.B.

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith Empress of India

Engraver: Thomas Brock

Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA was an English sculptor, whose works include the monument to Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.

Reverse

St George slaying the dragon, with the date in exergue below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
M
B.P.
1893

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Edge

Milled

Mints

M Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
P Perth Mint, Australia
S Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia (1855-1926)

Comments

Note: for strikes without mintmark below horse's right rear hoof, see United Kingdom issues

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1893 M 1 914 000 9%
1893 M 0.6% Proof
1893 S 1 346 000 7%
1893 S 0% Proof
1894 M 4 166 000 6%
1894 M 0% Proof
1894 S 3 067 000 9%
1894 S 0% Proof
1895 M 4 165 000 13%
1895 M 0% Proof
1895 S 2 758 000 3%
1896 M 4 456 000 12%
1896 M 0.6% Proof
1896 S 2 544 000 1.9%
1897 M 5 130 000 18%
1897 M 1.3% Proof
1897 S 2 532 000 4%
1898 M 5 509 000 $ 357 13%
1898 M 0% Proof
1898 S 2 548 000 4%
1899 M 5 579 000 15%
1899 M 0% Proof
1899 P 690 000 8%
1899 P 0% Proof
1899 S 3 259 000 6%
1900 M 4 305 000 12%
1900 M 0% Proof
1900 P 1 886 000 8%
1900 S 3 586 000 6%

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