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CG06269

Victoria 1887 Sixpence, withdrawn type, J.E.B. on truncation R3

Victoria (1837-1901), silver Sixpence, 1887, Withdrawn type issued for Golden Jubilee, Jubilee crowned bust left, rare variety with J.E.B. on truncation, legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, within Order of the Garter, French motto on garter, HONI. SOIT. QUI MAL. Y. PENSE.., date below, weight 2.82g (Bull 3267 R3; ESC 1752B; Davies 1150 1+A; S.3928). Toned, a pleasing extremely fine and seemingly rarer than indicated, only the third the cataloguer has handled for sale in 28 years.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "Victoria, by the grace of God, Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith." The French motto on the reverse translates as "Evil to him who evil thinks."

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