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Victoria 1855 Sovereign incuse W.W. on truncation, young head, shield reverse
Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1855, second larger 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 7.97g (Bentley 72; Marsh 38; S.3852C). Toned, some light surface marks, good very fine.
Calendar year mintage 8,448,482.
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."