Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 12  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 45

Starting price: 1800 GBP
Price realized: 1800 GBP
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g Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1838, first young head left, W.W. raised on truncation for engraver William Wyon, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINIA FID: DEF:, edge milled (Bentley 36; Marsh 22 R; S.3852). Toned around details with general circulation wear, graded by NGC as XF40, rare.

NGC Certification 6672817-003

Calendar Year Mintage 2,718,694.

The Latin legend translates as on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God," and on the reverse "Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."
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