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Auction 12  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 50

Starting price: 420 GBP
Price realized: 550 GBP
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g Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1872, die number 49, 9 struck over lower 9, third young head left, W.W. raised 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 1180; Marsh 56; MCE 533; S.3853B). A pleasing example with strong residual lustre and a mirror-like obverse field, graded by NGC as MS62.

NGC Certification 6769154-006

Calendar year mintage 13,486,708.

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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