1887 coin Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Five-Sovereign Piece| The Royal Mint

1887 Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Five-Sovereign Piece

Very 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
Price: £3,410.00
  • Awaiting Stock
  • Product code: HIS1887Q

Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887

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 Five Sovereign piece was struck in that golden year.

Denomination £5
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm
Year 1887
Pure Metal Type Gold
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