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Victoria 1838 Sovereign

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: weight 8.01g (Bentley 36; Marsh 22 R; S.3852). Brilliant, a touch weakly struck on the base of the date, excellent portrait detail, some light ticks and marks, otherwise good extremely fine though practically as struck, a very pleasing example of the first date issued for the reign.

Calendar Year Mintage 2,718,6904

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God," and on the reverse "Queen of the Briton's, Defender of the Faith."

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