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GI25711

Victoria 1880 Sovereign St George reverse, second 8 of date over 7, small BP

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1880, second 8 over 7 in date, first young filleted head left of the third style, WW buried in truncation for engraver William Wyon, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. St George and dragon right, long tail to horse, one extra spur of hair in upper left curve, date in exergue, small B P initials to upper right, weight 7.95g (Bentley 315; Marsh 91A; S.3856A). Toned unevenly with handling and bagmarks, heavy scuffs on cheek, a bold fine to almost very fine.

Calendar year mintage 3,650,080.

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

Provenance:

Ex A Collection of gold Sovereigns, Glendining, 20th June 1990, lot 740.

Ex St James Auction 10, 6th November 2008, lot 579.

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