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Coin: Sovereign 1893 Veiled head
Description

A gold coin (22.05 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT. REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . , the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust.

The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1893 in the exergue. The mint mark (if any) is in the ground above the middle of the date.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1 (x Pound) TypeSovereign (St George)
Year1893 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage10,159,433 (10.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 6,899,033 (6.9 million)
Melbourne Mint Letter M 1,914,400 (1.9 million)
Sydney Mint Letter S 1,346,000 (1.3 million)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.0500 Thickness (mm)1.5200
Mass (g)7.9881
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around, VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B. the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust.

Obverse inscription VICTORIA DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP .
Reverse

St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1893 in the exergue. The mint mark (M for Melbourne Mint, S for Sydney Mint or none for Royal Mint London) is in the ground above the middle of the date.

Reverse inscription

1893

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Additional information:

[Book] Mullett, William J. 1991. Gold Coinage and Refining at the Melbourne Mint.

Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC (Royal Mint London) 773 (included in main number)
Proof (Melbourne Mint) unknown
Proof, plain edge (Sydney Mint) unknown
Proof (Sydney Mint) unknown
Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photos
Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Great Britain 1893 sovereign
Great Britain 1893 sovereign
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Great Britain 1893 sovereign
Great Britain 1893 sovereign
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Notes: Proof. Royal Mint London.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Proof Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Proof Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Proof Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Proof Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
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Notes: Sydney Mint.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
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Notes: Sydney Mint.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Proof Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Proof Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
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Notes: Melbourne Mint. Proof.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Proof Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Proof Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
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Notes: Melbourne Mint. Proof.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Australia 1893-M sovereign
Australia 1893-M sovereign
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Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Australia 1893-M sovereign
Australia 1893-M sovereign
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Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
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Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Photo Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
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Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 254 (Royal Mint London)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 785 (Royal Mint London)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3874 (Royal Mint London)
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldAustralia 23 (Sydney Mint) and 24 (Melbourne Mint)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 13 (Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3877 (Sydney Mint) and 3875 (Melbourne Mint)
McDonald, Australian Coins and BanknotesMcD 189 (Sydney Mint) and McD 190 (Melbourne Mint)
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesS96 (Sydney Mint) and S97 (Melbourne Mint)
Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint Royal Mint London
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Royal Mint circulation and proof mintage
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof (Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint)
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof (Royal Mint London and Melbourne Mint)
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Proof, plain edge (Sydney Mint)
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
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Sovereign 1893 Veiled head: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893 Museums Victoria: Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893 Museums Victoria: Coin - Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Australia 1893-M sovereign Fr-24 - CoinFactsWiki Cruzi's Coins: Gold Sovereigns: 1893 Royal Mint Proof Gold Sovereign
Great Britain 1893 sovereign - CoinFactsWiki Cruzi's Coins: Gold Sovereigns: 1893 Royal Mint Gold Sovereign
Cruzi's Coins: Gold Sovereigns: 1893 Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign Cruzi's Coins: Gold Sovereigns: 1893 Melbourne Mint Gold Sovereign
Victoria 1893 Gold Sovereigns American Numismatic Society: Gold sovereign, London (England)
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