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Victoria 1855 Sovereign WW raised on second bust, shield reverse

Victoria (1837-1901),gold Sovereign, 1855, second larger 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 72; Marsh 38A R5; S.3852C).Toned with a number of digs and surface marks both sides, more so on obverse, very fine and the rarer variety for the date with a clear raised W.W.

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 Briton's, Defender of the Faith."

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