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Victoria 1853 Sovereign, WW incuse on truncation of second young head, rare

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1853, second young filleted head left, W.W. incuse 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 7.89g (Bentley 69; Marsh 36F R2; S.3852D). Toned, with surface marks, fair and very rare with incuse WW.

Calendar year mintage 10,597,993.

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."

Only a smaller proportion of the calendar year mintage would have the newly introduced for this year WW incuse obverse, with the majority having the WW raised.

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