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v18_2502 - GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Cinq livres (Five pounds) "Jubilee head" 1887 Londres

GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Cinq livres (Five pounds)  Jubilee head  1887 Londres XF
MONNAIES 18 (2003)
Starting price : 650.00 €
Estimate : 950.00 €
Realised price : 650.00 €
Type : Cinq livres (Five pounds) "Jubilee head"
Date: 1887
Mint name / Town : Londres
Quantity minted : 53844
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 39,94 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
De très nombreuses petites marques de manipulation dans les champs. La pièce présente sinon une très faible usure et conserve sa surface d’origine intacte autour des reliefs
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : VICTORIA D: G: - BRITT: REG: F: D:.
Obverse description : Buste couronné de Victoria à gauche avec une robe d'apparat ; signé J.E.B. en relief sur la tranche du vêtement.
Obverse translation : (Victoria par la grâce de Dieu, reine des Bretons, défenseur de la Foi).


Reverse legend : A L'EXERGUE : 1887.
Reverse description : Saint Georges à cheval bondissant à droite, casqué, nu, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, terrassant le dragon ; signé B.P..

Historical background



Victoria (1819-1901) is the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and granddaughter of George III. She succeeded her uncle William IV in 1837 and married her cousin Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg in 1840, against the advice of his mother. She has had nine children, but was widowed in 1861. While respecting the rules of the parliamentary system, it attempts to impose its views in the field of foreign affairs. His favorite, Disraeli, giving him the title of Empress of India in 1876. Respected and loved, active and assertive, Victoria appears in his time as a symbol of imperialist England. His reign marked the apogee of British power.

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