Five Pound Piece: Victoria (obverse); St. George and the Dragon (reverse)

Five Pound Piece: Victoria (obverse); St. George and the Dragon (reverse)

1893

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designer

after Benedetto Pistrucci

(Italian, 1784-1855)

designed by

Thomas Brock

(British, 1847-1922)

Gold

Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Weight: 39.707 g (1.4 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.220

Location

Did you know?

This coin was not for circulation and only appeared in proof sets.

Description

After the minor storm of dislike which blew up over the 1887 Jubilee design, Thomas Brock, R.A., designed a new obverse, usually known as the "old head" type.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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