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1881-M Proof Full Sovereign

St George Type IV

Australia

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 forth reverse design features a short length tail as opposed to the long tail used since 1871 and the medium tail used since 1874 as in the illustration below: Long tail (issued from 1871) Medium tail (issued from 1874)

Short tail (this issue)
This type differs from the Type V St George reverse design by having a narrow truncation at the base of the bust of her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Narrow truncation (this issue)

Wide truncation (St George Type V)
The origin mint of this issue can be determined from the mintmark beneath the bust on the obverse : S for Sydney M for Melbourne No mintmark indicates a British struck sovereign

a facility that produces coinsThe tails side of the coinA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinThe heads side of the coin
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