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Victoria Gold Double Sovereign, Old Veiled Head, St. George & the Dragon Type, 1893

£900.00

Product Code:JFTJ0606

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Description

Denomination: Gold double sovereign or £2

Period: Victorian

Date: 1893

Origin: Royal Mint. Tower Hill. London

Condition: Almost fine but signs of use as jewellery. worn detail. 

Obverse: Older veiled bust of Victoria facing left. legend around

Reverse: Motif of St. George and the Dragon with date in exergue

Size and Weight: 28mm. 15.8g (approximately) 22ct gold with 916.7 fineness

References: Spink 3873

Features and Provenance: When the guinea was replaced by the sovereign of twenty shillings in 1817. it was natural for the 2 guinea coin to be replaced by the £2 or double sovereign. but this didn’t happen until Victoria’s Golden Jubilee year. 1887. to celebrate 50 years on the throne. Sovereigns and double sovereigns were often worn as jewellery and so became quite worn. but the gold content is quite sufficient to make these a good investment with a real historical benefit and some dates are quite scarce.

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

Additional information

Weight50 g

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