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EI17528

Victoria 1887 S Sovereign, Sydney Mint, young head, shield reverse

Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign, 1887 S, Sydney Mint, 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 7.97g (Bentley 672; McD 141; Marsh 83; S.3855). Toned, with a few light marks, good very fine, reverse better.

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

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

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