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Victoria 1853 Sovereign, WW raised, 5 in date over a lower 5, unusual

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1853, 5 struck over a lower 5 in date, second 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 (cf.Bentley 416; Marsh 36; Bull EGC 1105; S.3852C). Toned with light surface marks and hairlines, extremely fine and unusual.

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 Britons, Defender of the Faith."

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