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CG05548

Victoria 1858 Shilling, damaged 8 or 9 variety R3, second young head

Victoria (1837-1901), silver Shilling, 1858, damaged 8 or 9 variety, second young head left, legend VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: toothed border around rim both sides, 13 border teeth from A to A of GRATIA, first I of legend to border bead, upright of B to bead 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 5.67g (Bull 3016 R3; Davies 876 dies 2+A and note 1; ESC 1307A; S.3904). Attractively toned, 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 Stacks, New York USA, 2nd December 2012, lot 778.

Ex Baldwin Auction 70, 28th September 2011, lot 338.

Ex Christopher Tasker Collection, Spink Auction, 3rd July 2018, lot 1053.

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