1887-S Queen Victoria Shield Reverse Sovereign - Ex Fine with Lustre - RARE
1887-S QUEEN VICTORIA SHIELD REVERSE SOVEREIGN
The 1887 Victoria Shield reverse sovereign is very difficult to find in either Melbourne or Sydney guises. This Sydney Mint example is in about extremely fine condition with remaining lustre and is a truly lovely coin.
Obverse : Young head of Victoria to left. Hair bound with double fillet and collected up into a Bun behind. Date below truncation with WW.(William Wyon) in relief on truncation.
'S' Denoting Sydney Mint on reverse below shield.
Reverse :The Ensigns Armorial within a plain shield and surmounted by a crown. A branch of laurel is shown on each side of the shield. At the bottom the Thistle, Rose and Shamrock are placed with a small flower stop each side.
- Struck in 22ct .916 gold
- 7.98g Weight/ 22.05mm Diameter
- Featuring the Obverse bust by William Wyon
- Featuring Reverse design of the Victorian Shield
- Die Axis: ↑ ↓