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CI06396

Victoria 1863 Sovereign, die number 8, shield reverse, first year for die numbers

Victoria (1837-1901),gold Sovereign, 1863, hooked 6 in date, die number 8, second 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, die number 8 and emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, weight 7.98g (Bentley 437; Marsh 46; S.3852D).Toned, some light scuffs and nicks, scratch on cheek, very fine, reverse stronger.

Calendar year mintage 5,921,669.

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."

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