KM# 10 SOVEREIGN7.9881 g., 0.9170 Gold .2354 oz. AGW Obv: 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.
Denomination: Gold Sovereign
Reference: Friedberg 20, KM-10.
Material: Gold (.917) .2354 oz AGW
Obverse: Crowned “Jubilee” bust of Queen Victoria left. Engraver´s initials (I.E.B.) inside arm truncation.
Legend: VICTORIA D : G : BRITTR : REG : F : D :
Reverse: St George and dragon, horse with long tail, date in exergue. Mint letter (M) of melbourne at ground.
Exergue: 1891 / B. P.