Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee
Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee, gold medal, 1897, by G. W. De Saulles for the Royal Mint, bust of Queen Victoria, veiled and draped profile left, VICTORIA ANNUM REGNI, SEXAGESIMUM FELICITER CLAUDIT XX IUN. MDCCCXCV11, rev. young bare head bust of Queen Victoria dividing legend, laurel branches and date below, LONGI/TUDO/DIERUM/IN DEXTERA/ EIUS/ET IN/ /SINISTRA/ GLORIA, 55 mm, (BHM. 3506), contained in original gilt lettered red leather case. A small scratch on the reverse above Victoria's hairline, otherwise good extremely fine. £Sold
This was the official medal produced by the Royal Mint and 3,725 gold medals were issued in this size. A smaller gold example was also produced at 26 mm. 19,498 of these were sold.
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