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BI01881

Australia, Victoria 1870 Sydney Sovereign AU58

Australia, Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, Sydney Branch Mint, 1870, struck in gold alloyed with 8.33% copper, second young head left with wreath of banksia in hair, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: rev. AUSTRALIA across centre, crown above within tied laurel wreath, SYDNEY MINT above, ONE SOVEREIGN below, weight 8.00g (Bentley 653 this coin; Marsh 375; KM 4; Fr.10). One tiny nick on obverse, with attractive red hue of tone, good extremely fine, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as AU58 which seems a little harsh for the eye appealing nature of this coin.

NGC certification 2718451-004.

Calendar year mintage=1,220,000. The second young head type Sydney Mint Sovereign was designed and engraved by Leonard Charles Wyon. The abbreviated Latin legend translates as on the obverse "Victoria, by the grace of God, Queen of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

Provenance:

Ex Noble Numismatics, 25th Anniversary sale 66, 28th March 2001, lot 1344.

Ex Bentley Collection, part II, Baldwin Auction 76, 27th September 2012, lot 653.

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