VICTORIA, 1887 GOLD PROOF SET, GOLD PROOF FIVE POUNDS - THREEPENCE

VICTORIA, 1887 GOLD PROOF SET, GOLD PROOF FIVE POUNDS - THREEPENCE

Code: 10930

£40,000.00
 

Victoria, 1887 Gold Proof Set, Struck for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
Comprising of: Gold Proof Five Pounds, Gold Proof Two Pounds, Gold Proof Sovereign, Gold Proof Half-Sovereign, Silver Crown, Double-Florin, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence. (11)
All the obverses with the Jubilee crowned and veiled bust facing left, J.E.B. initials on truncation for the designer Joseph Edgar Boehm, J.E.B. below truncation on Sixpence, blank truncation on Threepence, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding.
Reverse of the Gold coins and Silver crown with St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right, for Benedetto Pistrucci, Double-Florin and Florin with crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, Arabic 1 in date of the Double-Florin, Halfcrown with crowned quartered shield of arms, within Order of the Garter, date 1887 at bottom, with Latin legend surrounding. Shilling and Sixpence with crowned quartered shield of arms, within Garter motto, date 1887 below, Threepence with crowned mark of value within wreath, date either side of the denomination 3. 
S.PS5.
A rare matching, early Victorian Proof set, the silver all with an attractive blue-purple matching original cabinet tone, all practically as struck, the gold much as struck, with a light golden lustrous tone, occasional superficial hairlines/contact marks, otherwise a most pleasing set. 
The four gold proof coins have been slabbed and some what under graded by NGC, as follows:

1887 Gold Proof Five Pounds, PF 61 Cameo, Certification number: 6295566-001.
1887 Gold Proof Two Pounds, PF 61 Cameo, Certification number: 6295566-002.
1887 Gold Proof Sovereign, PF 61 Ultra Cameo, Certification number: 6295566-003.
1887 Gold Proof Half-Sovereign, PF 61 Cameo, Certification number: 6295566-004.

*All housed in an original Royal mint fitted maroon leatherette case with gold block lettering and crest on the exterior.

**The 1887 Gold Proof sets of the Golden Jubilee, sold in a small number of only 797 complete sets, many have since been broken up, with the coins being sold separately.