Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 12  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 48

Starting price: 340 GBP
Price realized: 360 GBP
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g Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1866, die number 39, 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, 7.98g (Bentley 1079; Marsh 51; MCE 527; S.3853). Light circulation wear with good residual mint lustre, almost extremely fine.

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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