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Jubilee Head


The Jubilee large head series was produced from 1887 to 1890 at the Sydney and Melbourne mints . The Jubilee Head series is characterized by a reverse featuring Benedetto Pistrucci's depiction of St George and the Dragon, and an obverse featuring Sir J. E. Boehm's Queen Victoria Jubilee Head and the legend VICTORIA D : G: BRITT : REG : F : D: ( Victoria by the grace of God, Queen of Britain, Defender of the Faith ).The series is spread across two basic types of reverse and obverse designs. Obverse - Large Head Obverse - Small Head The large head features a large bust of Queen Victoria best identified by the crown being embedded in the rim , the small head however, has a crown which barely touches the rim .\

Reverse - Short Tail Reverse - Long Tail The short tail features a wider, shorter tail of the horse while the Long Tail features a longer, more narrow tail on the horse.The three Jubilee Head types are defined by their reverse and obverse combination as in the table below:

Type Reverse Obverse Production Range
I Short Tail Large Head 1887 - 1890
II Short Tail Small Head 1887 - 1891
III Long Tail Small Head 1891 - 1893

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