Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 12  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 47

Starting price: 420 GBP
Price realized: 525 GBP
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g Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1866, die number 37, second young head left, W.W. incuse on truncation for engraver William Wyon, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, laurel wreath surrounding, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, edge milled (Bentley 497; Marsh 51; MCE 527; S.3853). A pleasing example retaining full mint lustre, graded by NGC as MS61.

NGC Certification 6769154-003

Calendar year mintage 4,047,288.

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