(g) NGC MS63 | Victoria (1837-1901), 'Shieldback' Sovereign, 1871 [Die 29], second larger young head, W.W. in relief on truncation, rev. crowned normal shield in wreath, edge milled, 8.00g, 6h (Marsh 55; Bentley 1148 same dies; MCE 531; Spink 3853B), die flaw through 1 and very subtle bagmarks, otherwise arrestingly choice and most pleasingly lustrous, a really good extremely fine and much as issued, in NGC holder, strictly graded MS63 (Cert. #6769433-001).
The "Merry Men" Collection of Victorian Sovereigns, Spink Numismatic e-Circular 26, 31 January 2023, lot 6766
Estimate: £500 - £700