APR 57

Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin – Queen Victoria Jubilee

$ 472.04

APR 57

Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin – Queen Victoria Jubilee

$ 472.04
  • Description

When the ruling monarchs of England celebrate milestone years on the throne, a jubilee event is held. These jubilees have varying names, but few have reached the level of the Golden Jubilee. In 1887, Queen Victoria I celebrated her Golden Jubilee marking 50 years as Queen of England. The Great Britain Gold Sovereigns issued from 1887 to 1893 are known as Jubilee Sovereigns and bear a special depiction of the former Queen. The Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin from Victorias Jubilee is currently available to purchase online from APR 57.

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives in protective plastic!
  • Issued from 1887 to 1893!
  • Contains .2354 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • On the obverse is a bust of Queen Victoria I.
  • The reverse includes the standard St. George design from Benedetto Pistrucci.

Gold sovereign coins from Great Britain were issued as early as 1489 during the reign of King Henry VII, but those coins were more than double the size and weight of modern gold sovereigns. The coins were issued by the monarchs of Britain through 1603 when James I came to power having united the crowns of England and Scotland.

Great Britain Gold Sovereigns reemerged in 1817 following the Great Recoinage of 1816. The first monarch to feature on the new gold sovereigns was King George III, but one of the most common from this early era of reintroduction was Queen Victoria I. Crowned Queen of England on 20 June 1837, she would rule the kingdom until her death on 22 January 1901.

One of the most remarkable gold sovereign designs available from her 63-year reign was the so-called Jubilee Sovereign. These Great Britain Gold Sovereigns were issued by the Royal Mint from 1887 to 1893 with a design of the Queen based upon a bust created by artist Francis John Williamson.

The obverse of Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coins from the Victoria Jubilee era includes a left-profile portrait of Queen Victoria I. This limited-issue design was created in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Victoria I and the design on the coins is based upon the bust Williamson created in that year to mark the occasion. Engravings on these gold sovereigns are in Latin.

On the reverse is the design of St. George. Created in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci, it captures the Christian saint on horseback as he battles a dragon. This design is typically featured on the reverse of all gold sovereigns, though the reign of Queen Victoria I was one of the few in which this design was occasionally replaced with a crowned shield instead.

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APR ID 1862669
Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Purity .9167
Manufacturer British Royal Mint
Thickness 1.5 mm
Diameter 22.05 mm
Condition Varied
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Edge Design Reeded
Series Gold Sovereign
Packaging Type Plastic Flip
Weight 0.2354 Troy Ounce
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