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1 Sovereign - Victoria

1 Sovereign - Victoria -  obverse1 Sovereign - Victoria -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1887-1893
Value 1 Sovereign (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.9881 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 10
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

The bust of Queen Victoria facing left

Lettering: VICTORIA D:G: BRTITT:REG:F:D:

Engraver: Joseph Edgar Boehm

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Baronet, RA was a medallist and sculptor, best known for the Jubilee head of Queen Victoria on coinage, and the statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner.

Reverse

King George stabbing a horse

Lettering:
M
S B.P.
1889

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)
S Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia (1855-1926)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1887 M 940,000 13%
1887 S 1,002,000 14%
1888 M 2,830,000 388.15 21%
1888 S 2,187,000 10%
1889 M 2,732,000 14%
1889 S 3,262,000 8%
1890 M 2,473,000 9%
1890 S 2,808,000 9%
1891 M 2,749,000 10%
1891 S 2,596,000 11%
1892 M 3,488,000 13%
1892 S 2,837,000 8%
1893 M 1,649,000 9%
1893 S 1,498,000 15%

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