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Australia Victoria Young Head

1871-S Narrow Truncation Large Initials Short Tail Full Sovereign reverse 1871-S Narrow Truncation Large Initials Short Tail Full Sovereign obverse

1871-S Narrow Truncation Large Initials Short Tail Full Sovereign

Mintage:2,814,000
Figure shared with:
Victoria Shield Large Head WW Incuse
Narrow Truncation Long Tail
Victoria Shield Large Head
Reverse Designer:Benedetto Pistrucci Obverse Designer:William Wyon Size:22mm Weight:7.99g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper

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Sales History

The Sydney mint reverted to the Imperial St George and Shield designs in 1871 with the Shield design intended for export to other colonies. The first St George design depicts Pistrucci's St George slaying the dragon with the designer's initials B.P. in large characters on the right below the exergue. The design would only last for half a year with the Sydney mint switching to a small B.P. design later in the year, making the large BP scarce.

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