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Victoria 1839 Proof Halfcrown PF64

Victoria (1837-1901), silver proof Halfcrown, 1839, young head left with one ornate and one plain fillet, W.W. raised on truncation for engraver William Wyon, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. inverted die axis, crowned quartered shield of arms, tied laurel wreath surrounding, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, edge plain (Bull 2708; ESC 670; Davies 560; S.3885). Attractively toned, practically as struck, becoming rare, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as PF64.

NGC certification 3393820-001.

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

These proof coins were struck for the Royal Mint Proof sets of coinage dated 1839.

Provenance:

St James Auction 39, 30th September 2016, lot 1075.

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