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EI14247

Victoria 1881 S, Sydney Mint, shield back Sovereign, fourth young head

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1881 S, Sydney Mint, fourth young filleted head left, W.W. raised 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, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:, S mint mark below ties, weight 7.96g (Bentley 666; McD 129; Marsh 77; S.3855B). Toned, with a few light marks, very fine but pleasing.

Calendar year mintage 1,360,000 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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