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Live auction - fwo_531605 - AUSTRALIA 1 Souverain Victoria type Saint-Georges 1884 Melbourne

AUSTRALIA 1 Souverain Victoria type Saint-Georges 1884 Melbourne AU/MS
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Type : 1 Souverain Victoria type Saint-Georges
Date: 1884
Mint name / Town : Melbourne
Quantity minted : 2942000
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,99 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente de légers coups sur la tranche
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR: REG:F:D:.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Victoria à gauche / M.
Obverse translation : (Victoria par la grâce de Dieu, reine des Bretons, défenseur de la Foi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : 1884 À L'EXERGUE .
Reverse description : Saint-Georges, nu, casqué, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, tenant un glaive de la main droite, galopant à droite, terrassant un dragon.

Commentary


Seule la lettre d'atelier placée à la pointe de l'écu permet de distinguer ce souverain australien d'un souverain normal, fabriqué en Angleterre. Ce type fut frappé à Melbourne entre 1873 et 1887 ainsi qu’à Sydney entre 1871 et 1887.

Historical background


AUSTRALIA

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