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PersonQueen Victoria
Year1887
Description

Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm ("Jubilee head").

The new design was struck as part of a new coinage in gold and silver to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1887. Boehm adapted the effigy from his own Jubillee medal. This obverse proved unpopular and was only used until 1893.

There are two versions of the portrait, known as "Small Head" (smaller head, more of the Queen's body shown) and "Large Head" (larger head, at the expense of some part of the Queen's shoulders being truncated).

List of 81 coins issued carrying effigy: Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head)
CountryNameYearMintage
United Kingdom Sovereign 1887 Jubilee head 1887 3,054,077
United Kingdom Sixpence 1887 Withdrawn Type 1887 3,675,607
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1887 Jubilee head 1887 1,070,567
United Kingdom Two Pounds 1887 1887 92,142
United Kingdom Five Pounds 1887 1887 54,641
United Kingdom Crown 1887 1887 274,665
United Kingdom Double Florin 1887 1887 483,347
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1887 Jubilee Head 1887 1,438,046
United Kingdom Shilling 1887 Shield 1887 4,034,133
United Kingdom Florin 1887 Jubilee 1887 1,776,903
United Kingdom Sixpence 1887 New Wreath Design 1887 3,675,607
United Kingdom Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Jubilee Head) 1887 2,785,249
United Kingdom Sovereign 1888 1888 7,294,424
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1888 (Proof only) 1888 unknown
United Kingdom Crown 1888 1888 131,899
United Kingdom Double Florin 1888 1888 243,340
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1888 1888 1,428,787
United Kingdom Shilling 1888 1888 4,526,856
United Kingdom Florin 1888 1888 1,547,540
United Kingdom Sixpence 1888 1888 4,197,698
United Kingdom Fourpence 1888 1888 120,000
United Kingdom Threepence 1888 (Circulating) 1888 522,678
United Kingdom Fourpence 1888 (Maundy) 1888 9,528
United Kingdom Threepence 1888 (Maundy) 1888 9,528
United Kingdom Twopence 1888 (Maundy) 1888 9,528
United Kingdom Penny 1888 (Maundy) 1888 9,528
United Kingdom Shilling 1889 Small Head 1889 7,039,628
United Kingdom Sovereign 1889 1889 13,251,455
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1889 1889 64,000
United Kingdom Crown 1889 1889 1,807,223
United Kingdom Double Florin 1889 1889 1,185,111
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1889 1889 4,811,954
United Kingdom Shilling 1889 Large Head 1889 7,039,628
United Kingdom Florin 1889 1889 2,973,561
United Kingdom Sixpence 1889 1889 8,738,928
United Kingdom Threepence 1889 (Circulating) 1889 4,591,498
United Kingdom Fourpence 1889 (Maundy) 1889 6,088
United Kingdom Threepence 1889 (Maundy) 1889 6,088
United Kingdom Twopence 1889 (Maundy) 1889 6,088
United Kingdom Penny 1889 (Maundy) 1889 6,088
United Kingdom Sovereign 1890 1890 11,811,424
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1890 1890 2,266,023
United Kingdom Crown 1890 1890 997,862
United Kingdom Double Florin 1890 1890 782,146
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1890 1890 3,228,111
United Kingdom Shilling 1890 1890 8,794,042
United Kingdom Florin 1890 1890 1,684,737
United Kingdom Sixpence 1890 1890 9,386,955
United Kingdom Threepence 1890 (Circulating) 1890 4,470,322
United Kingdom Fourpence 1890 (Maundy) 1890 8,613
United Kingdom Threepence 1890 (Maundy) 1890 8,613
United Kingdom Twopence 1890 (Maundy) 1890 8,613
United Kingdom Penny 1890 (Maundy) 1890 8,613
United Kingdom Sovereign 1891 1891 11,675,068
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1891 1891 1,233,286
United Kingdom Crown 1891 1891 566,394
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1891 1891 2,284,632
United Kingdom Shilling 1891 1891 5,665,348
United Kingdom Florin 1891 1891 836,438
United Kingdom Sixpence 1891 1891 7,022,734
United Kingdom Threepence 1891 (Circulating) 1891 6,327,515
United Kingdom Fourpence 1891 (Maundy) 1891 10,000
United Kingdom Threepence 1891 (Maundy) 1891 10,000
United Kingdom Twopence 1891 (Maundy) 1891 10,000
United Kingdom Penny 1891 (Maundy) 1891 10,000
United Kingdom Sovereign 1892 1892 13,430,470
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1892 1892 13,680,486
United Kingdom Crown 1892 1892 451,334
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1892 1892 1,710,946
United Kingdom Shilling 1892 1892 4,591,622
United Kingdom Florin 1892 1892 283,401
United Kingdom Sixpence 1892 1892 6,245,746
United Kingdom Threepence 1892 (Circulating) 1892 2,582,714
United Kingdom Fourpence 1892 (Maundy) 1892 8,524
United Kingdom Threepence 1892 (Maundy) 1892 8,524
United Kingdom Twopence 1892 (Maundy) 1892 8,524
United Kingdom Penny 1892 (Maundy) 1892 8,524
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1893 Shield 1893 4,536,649
United Kingdom Sixpence 1893 Jubilee Head 1893 7,350,619
United Kingdom Sovereign 1893 Jubilee head 1893 3,147,352
United Kingdom Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Jubilee head) 1893 3,076,269
Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head): Some useful external links
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