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Victoria 1847 Groat, 7 struck over 8

Victoria (1837-1901), silver Groat, 1847, 7 over 8 over 6, young filleted head left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D: rev. Britannia seated right with trident and shield, date in exergue, FOUR PENCE legend surrounding, weight 1.88g (Bull 3339 R4; ESC 1942; Davies 1218; S.3913). Cleaned, almost extremely fine and rare.

The Latin legend translates as "Victoria by the grace of God, Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

This unusual overdate certainly has the 7 on top of an 8 which was likely caused by the engraver taking an 8 punch in error first to the date and then correcting with a 7. Both 8s of the date appear to be doubled and the second 8 may well be over a 6 but it is not obvious, a very interesting overstrike.

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