|1887 marked the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession to the throne. The
aging Queen was now a 68 year old widow who had been depicted as a young teenager on
sovereigns since 1838 and thus it was decided that a new portrait should be introduced.
Crafted by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, the portrait showed a Queen scowling with disapproval.
Perhaps she was just concentrating as she appeared to be balancing the crown on her head.
This portrait drew much criticism, and only used the St George reverse, which incidently ,
had a ribbon introduced to St Georges head. The Jubilee issue lasted until continued until
1893, when the encroachment of time again made it nessesary to alter the portrait of the
The obverse depicts the bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing a small crown, veiled with the ribbon and star of the Order of the Garter and the Victoria and Albert Order, the letters J.E.B. at the bottom of the bust
The reverse depicts St George mounted with a streamer flowing from his helmet, slaying the dragon with a sword. The date appears below the exergue line with the initials B.P. to the right, the mintmark ( if applicable ) appears in the centre of the exergue line directly above the date.
1887 - 1893
|St George Reverse only.|
|1887 Proof||797||Extremely Rare|