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FI23176

Victoria 1847 Sovereign Shield, first young head, shield reverse

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1847, 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, 7.99g (Bentley 53; Marsh 30; S.3852). Lightly worn and bagmarked surfaces, possibly from saltwater, with orange spotting around reverse legend, a bold fine, reverse better.

Calendar year mintage 4,667,126.

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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