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Victoria 1842 Sovereign, first young head, shield reverse

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1842, open 2 in date, first young filleted 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, 7.97g (Bentley 971; Marsh 25A R2; S.3852). Lightly worn and polished surfaces with circulation wear and bagmarks, almost very fine and rare.

Calendar year mintage 4,865,375.

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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