1888-S Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Gold Sovereign (Sydney)

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1888-S Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Gold Sovereign

The Jubilee head coinage was introduced to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 and was the result of a portrait design by Joseph Edgar Boehm. The Queen is seen facing left wearing a small crown and veiled, this replaced the somewhat outdated young head effigy which had been seen since 1838 with only slight variations. Interestingly 1887 is the only year of the sovereign issue to date to feature 3 different designs all baring the same date, the Shield Reverse / St George Dragon and new Jubilee Head sovereign are all available from both Melbourne and Sydney Branch Mints. Tower Mint in London however struck the Jubilee head exclusively in this year having not produced any sovereigns in the previous year 1886. 

Coin Specifications

Queen’s veiled head facing to the left with small crown, Garter Riband and Star, Albert Order. Initials 'J.E.B.' denoting in truncation denoting engraver Joseph Edgar Boehm. St.George mounted with sword attacking the dragon. The date appears below the exergue line at the bottom with the small letters B.P. to the right.

Struck - Sydney Mint Austraila ('S') Second Obverse Type

Obverse Legend: VICTORIA D:G:BRITT:REG:F:D:

Milled:  Rev: BP: Benedetto Pistrucci

- Struck in 22ct gold
- Weight: 7.98g / Diameter: 22.05mm
- Obverse by Joseph Edgar Boehm
- Featuring Reverse design of St George & the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Die Axis: ↑ ↑

We endevour to keep all years available, the image is of the coin you will receive  some years may not be available due to rarity, if you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us

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