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Australia Jubilee Head

1887-S Pattern Two Pound reverse 1887-S Pattern Two Pound obverse

1887-S Pattern Two Pound

10 known
Reverse Designer:Benedetto Pistrucci Obverse Designer:Sir J. E. Boehm Size:28mm Weight:15.97g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper


Sales History


The 1887 pattern two pound and five pound coins were originally struck to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria on the 20th of June 1887. While the Royal Mint London produced many thousands of both denominations, the Sydney branch of the Royal Mint produced a very small number of each denoted by an S on the exergue line above the date.

'S' mintmark indicates Sydney Mint strike 'S' mintmark indicates Sydney Mint strike

No mintmark indicates London (Royal Mint) strike No mintmark indicates London (Royal Mint) strike

It is possible that production continued up until to the closure of the Sydney mint (MacDonald, G, 2013) , although a total of only 11 coins have surfaced to date.

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