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Greetings. You are offerding on the OFFICIAL Britishmedal commemorating the GOLDENJUBILEE of QUEEN VICTORIAof Great Britain in 1887. This medal is thebronze version.
-Issue Date: 1887
-Purpose of issue:Official Medal of the GoldenJubilee(50th Anniversary of her coronation)ofthe reign of Queen Victoria.
-Weight: 7.1 oz (apx.)
-Shape/Size: Round.77 mm diameter.
Obverse: Draped bust of Queen Victoria wearing veil and small crown, facing left.Legend:VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX.
Reverse:The Queen, enthroned, surounded by seven figures symbolising the arts and industries of Britain (5 standing figures) and Mercury , the god of commerce, and the genuiud of electricity and steam. Above are two cherubs holding entwined wreaths and shields bearing the dates MDCCCLXXXVII and MDCCCXXXVII. Above are the words IN COMMEMORATION. In the exergue are five shields inscribed with the names of
-Manufacturer/Issuer: Royal Mint.
-Designer/Sculptor: Engraved by L.C. Wyon.Designed by Sir J.E. Boehm (obverse) and Sir Frederick Leighton (reverse).
-Number Issued:2289 bronze medals were struck.
-Case: Yes. Includes case of issue.Squarered leatherette hinged case with fitted section for holding medal. Gilt decoration of royal cypher on lid.
-No. 3219 in British Historical Medals (The Reign of Queen Victoria)by Laurence Brown.
-No. 1733 inBritish Commemorative Medals andTheir Values,by Christopher Eimer.
-No. 338.1 in Spink's Catalog of Commemorative Medals 1158 to the present day with valuations, by Daniel Fearon.
-No. 39 in British Official Medals For Coronations And Jubilees, by Henry Wollaston.
-Rarity: The bronze version of the medal is designated"N" (normal rarity) in BMH.
-NOTE: The largest British jubilee or coronation medal.
-This medal is in "extremely fine"condition (on a scale where extremely fine is equivalent to mint state for a coin).Very attractive medal. Virtually no wear.Looks like it was lightly polished long ago.Beautiful toning.
-The case is in fine condition with moderate edge wear and rubbed corners. The hinges are in good shape. The catch works.
-This medal was owned, and displayed, by an adult collector in a smoke-free home.
-PLEASE NOTE: The photos were taken by me, and are of the medal which you will receive (this is not a stock photo or one taken from elsewhere on the net).
I am a member of OMRS (Orders and Medals Research Society; UK), OMSA (Orders and Medals Society of America) and a former member of TAMS (Token and Medal Society), and I adhere to their standards when selling medals, orders or decorations. This medal is guaranteed genuine and original.
This is an essential medal for the medal collector or dealer, royalty buff, British historical memorabilia enthusiast, or anyone who appreciates rare workmanship. This is a RARE opportunity to acquire a beautifully detailed and scarce medal. A veryRARE medal. Don’t let this one pass you by!
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