(g) NGC MS61 | Victoria (1837-1901), 'Shieldback' Sovereign, 1872 [Die 86], second larger young head, W.W. in relief on truncation, rev. crowned normal shield in wreath, edge milled, 7.99g, 6h (Marsh 56; Spink 3853B; MCE 533), some friction to the cheek and a scattering of bagmarks to the neck, otherwise lustrous and with a handsome red tone, about extremely fine, in NGC holder, conservatively graded MS61 (Cert. #6769433-006).
The "Merry Men" Collection of Victorian Sovereigns, Spink Numismatic e-Circular 26, 31 January 2023, lot 6851
Estimate: £400 - £450