Victoria, Half Sovereign (Jubilee Head) 1887 Extremely Fine

Even after 67 years in coins we are still proud to say that we learn something new every day. Recently, a dealer was offering us a rather nice lot of high grade of 1887 Jubilee Head Half Sovereigns. We have sold a large number of the later dates of Jubilee Half Sovereigns of late, we were helping a friend distribute a parcel that he found on the Continent. These coins are the first year of issue and in a much nicer grade than they normally come in. But then he told me that the 1887 Half Sovereign is a one-year type coin. It seems that the Mint in 1887 used silver to mix with the gold and the colour of the gold coin is slightly different than all the other years. We didn’t know that. You learn something new every day…
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SKU: CVY4342