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BI02905

Victoria 1839 Proof Sovereign

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Proof Sovereign, 1839, first young head left, 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 within laurel wreath, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINIA FID: DEF: edge plain, weight 7.97g (WR 303; Bentley 39; Marsh 23B; S.3852). Two small rim nicks on reverse, otherwise brilliant with a light tone, some light hairlines on obverse otherwise practically as struck, rare.

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

Provenance:

Ex Baldwin Auction 52, 25th September 2007, lot 660.

Ex A H Baldwin, Fixed Price List, Winter 2007, BM030.

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