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1887 Full Sovereign British | British Full Sovereign 1887


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1887 Full Sovereign British | British Full Sovereign 1887

This is a Queen Victoria Gold Sovereign from Victoria's Jubilee year of 1887, featuring the traditional George and Dragon design . The lack of Mintmark denotes the London Mint.

Jubilee Head
For Queen Victoria's golden jubilee year of 1887, a new design was produced for all gold and silver coins, showing Victoria wearing a small coronet. Although the jubilee head coin issues are now very popular, they were much criticised at the time.
Jubilee sovereigns were struck from 1887 to 1893 inclusive.
For the year 1887, three different designs of sovereign were issued, young head shield, young head St. George, and jubilee head.
All jubilee sovereigns have the St. George & dragon reverse design.
Old Head
Also called the veiled or widow head, this last design change was introduced in 1893 and continued through until 1901. It shows a more mature portrait of Victoria wearing a crown and a veil.
All Victoria old head sovereigns use the St. George reverse design.
During the year 1893, both jubilee and old head sovereigns were issued.





1887 Full Sovereign British | British Full Sovereign 1887 Full Sovereign  
     
Coin Type: Full Sovereign Country: British
Alloy: Gold Year: 1887
Diameter: 22.05 Weight: 7.97g
Mint: Royal Mint in London Number Minted: 2,777,000


 
 
 
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