VICTORIA 1893 GOLD FIVE POUNDS

VICTORIA 1893 GOLD FIVE POUNDS

Code: 10912

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Victoria Gold Five Pounds, 1893
Obverse: Crowned, veiled bust left, T.B. initials below truncation for the engraver Thomas Brock, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: VICTORIA· DEI· GRA· BRITT· REGINA· FID· DEF· IND· IMP·
Reverse: St George and dragon facing right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue
S.3872
36 mm in diameter, 40 grams.
A most pleasing example with a delightful lustrous red tone, a few minor contact/bag marks as usual for the type, otherwise a bold extremely fine - good extremely fine, some-what scarce in such a nice grade.

* With a mintage of just 20,405 compared to the 50,000 minted for the 1887 Golden Jubilee year.