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Victoria gold Sovereign, 1887 M, Melbourne Mint

Obverse - Young filleted head left, W.W. raised on truncation for engraver William Wyon, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA

Reverse - Crowned quartered shield of arms, laurel wreath surrounding, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, M mint mark below ties, weight 7.98g

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God," and on the reverse "Queen of the Britain's, Defender of the Faith."

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Obverse Designer William Wyon
Specification Value
Quality Circulating
Year 1887
Pure Metal Type Gold
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