Victoria - Jubilee Head

The Queen Victoria Sovereign would be remodelled in 1887 to commemorate Victoria’s Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary). The obverse of the coin features an elderly Victoria, aged 68, designed by famed engraver Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm RA (6 July 1834 - 12 December 1890). The engravers initials can be found on the bust's truncation.

This Sovereign’s most unique feature is the use of an upright axis, known as En Medaille. Other identifiable features include references to Victoria’s title as Empress of India. The reverse of the Sovereign displays Benedetto Pistrucci's legendary St. George design, with his initials at the base. This Sovereigns production period would last from 1887 to 1893.

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Tail Type
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Date Monarch Head type Mint Tail type Bust type Jeb type Scarcity Reference Gilchrist Photos
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC 1887M-V8C4 13103?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC 1887M-V8C7 13104?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC 1887M-V8C8 13105?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Short First Angled J TBC 1887L-V8P1 12501?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee Sydney Short First Complete, Sp.. TBC 1887S-V8C1 13800?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Angled J TBC 1887M-V8C2 13101?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Sydney Short First Not Known TBC 1887S-V8C2 13801?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short Second Incomplete TBC 1887M-V8C1 13100?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Not Known First Hooked J TBC 1887L-V8C1 12503?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Not Known First Hooked J TBC 1887L-V8C2 12505?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee Sydney Short First Complete, Sp.. TBC 1887S-V8C3 13802?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC 1887M-V8C3 13102?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Short First Angled J TBC 1887L-V8P2 12502?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Short First Angled J TBC 1887L-V8C7 12500?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee Sydney Short First Complete, Sp.. TBC 1887S-V8C4 13803?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney

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