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Victoria 1844 Sovereign, small close 44 in date, shield reverse

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1844, small date with close 44, 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: weight 7.98g (Bentley 404; Marsh 27B; S.3852). Toned with spot on reverse, hairline scratch on obverse and other multiple surface marks and digs, about very fine.

Calendar year mintage 3,000,445.

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

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