2 Pounds - Victoria Golden Jubilee

2 Pounds - Victoria (Golden Jubilee) -  obverse2 Pounds - Victoria (Golden Jubilee) -  reverse

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Country Australia - Colonial
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1887
Value 2 Pounds (2)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 15.9761 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 8,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Fr# 18
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)

Commemorative issue

Golden Jubilee


Jubilee bust of Queen Victoria wearing imperial crown and facing left, a long veil falls behind the head, the bust is draped and decorated with the Star of the Garter, and also the badge of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India.


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.


St. George on horseback holding a short sword in his right hand, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest.


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.



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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1887 S 11 Proof

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