Australia 1883 Melbourne Sovereign PCGS MS62. This example is S-3857C WW complete. WW is the engravers initials, found in the base of Victoria’s obverse portrait.

The other varieties of the 1883 Melbourne Mint are S-3857B WW buried. S-3857A is the extremely rare variant lacking the initials B.P. Only one example is known in the PCGS population.

Benedetto Pistrucci is the brilliant Italian jewel engraver who designed the famous St George Reverse on the sovereign.

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