1887 Queen Victoria £2 Double-Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint

1887 Victoria Double-Sovereign

Extremely fine

  • Struck in the year the Jubilee head was introduced
  • Features the Jubilee head portrait on the obverse
  • With Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the dragon on the reverse
  • Struck in 22 carat gold
  • This product is also available in Very fine Quality

A £2 Sovereign from Queen Victorias Jubilee year

Such were the celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 that it led the queen to record in her journal, "No one ever, I believe, has met with such an ovation as was given to me, passing through those six miles of streets. The cheering was quite deafening and every face seemed to be filled with real joy. I was much moved and gratified."

In that Jubilee year, a new coinage portrait of The Queen was introduced, created by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm who depicted The Queen with a small crown. It would become known as the 'Jubilee head'. This prestigious Double-Sovereign was struck in that golden year.

Denomination £2
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm
Year 1887
Pure Metal Type Gold
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