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Victoria 1848 Sovereign second head, shield reverse

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1848, young 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 55; Marsh 31; S.3852). Toned, obverse legend and date slightly doubled, covered with light surface marks, otherwise good fine, reverse stronger.

Calendar year mintage 2,246,701.

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

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