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A celebratory Half-Sovereign for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee

The 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign was a cause for national celebration. In 1887, the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, the 'Jubilee Head' portrait was introduced, created by sculptor Edgar Boehm.

This famous portrait can be found on the obverse of this 22-carat gold Half-Sovereign. The reverse features a departure from the familiar St George and the dragon design, with a crowned shield of the Royal Arms by Jean Baptiste Merlen.


Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 3.99 g
Diameter 19.30mm
Reverse Designer L.C. Wyon
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm
Quality Circulating
Year 1887
Pure Metal Type Gold
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