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FI22273

Victoria 1880-S Sovereign, Sydney Mint, Inverted A for V in VICTORIA

Regular price £1,950
Regular price Sale price £1,950

Victoria (1837-1901),gold Sovereign, 1880 S, Sydney Mint, variety with inverted A for V at start of legend, young filleted head left, W.W. raised on truncation for engraver William Wyon, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, inverted A for V at start, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA,rev.crowned quartered shield of arms, laurel wreath surrounding, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, S mint mark below ties, weight 7.95g (Bentley 665; McD 127a; Marsh 76; S.3855).Toned, heavy surface marks both sides, a bold fine, with clear variety, rare.

Calendar year mintage 1,459,000 including St George reverse.

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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