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CG05547

Victoria 1858 Shilling, 8 over 9 Davies dies 4+A, second young head

Victoria (1837-1901), silver Shilling, 1858, 8 seemingly over a 9, second young head left, legend VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: toothed border around rim both sides, 11 border teeth from A to A of GRATIA, first I of legend to border bead, upright of B and second I in Britanniar to space, rev. inverted die axis, ONE / SHILLING in two lines at centre of crowned laurel and oak wreath, date below with unusual second 8 in date, edge milled, weight 5.64g (Bull 3014 R4; Davies 875 dies 4+A; ESC 1306C; S.3904). Very attractively toned, good extremely fine and very rare.

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith."

Provenance:

Ex A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd, vault stock, June 2013.

Ex Christopher Tasker Collection, Spink Coin Auction, 3rd July 2018, lot 1050.

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