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.

Date
Mint
Tail Type
Bust Type
JEB Type
Date Monarch Head type Mint Tail type Bust type Jeb type Scarcity Gilchrist Photos
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Short First Angled J TBC12500?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Angled J TBC13101?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Sydney Short First Not Known TBC13802?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
1887 Victoria Jubilee Sydney Short First Complete, Sp.. TBC13800?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short Second Incomplete TBC13100?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Sydney Short First Complete, Sp.. TBC13810?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Sydney
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Not Known First Hooked J TBC12503?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC13102?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC13105?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC13103?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Short First Hooked J in .. TBC13104?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Not Known First Hooked J TBC12502?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1887 Victoria Jubilee London Not Known First Hooked J TBC12501?Image of a 1887 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London
1888 Victoria Jubilee Melbourne Not Known First Not Known TBC13200?Image of a 1888 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - Melbourne
1888 Victoria Jubilee London Not Known First Hooked J TBC12600?Image of a 1888 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Jubilee) - London

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