Victoria 1853 Proof Half-Sovereign PF61 ULTRA CAMEO

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Victoria 1853 Proof Half-Sovereign PF61 ULTRA CAMEO

Victoria (1837-1901), Proof gold Half-Sovereign, 1853, first young head left, small date below, legend VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, raised rim both sides, rev. inverted die axis, crowned quartered shield of arms in frame, legend commences at lower left, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: edge milled (WR 346 R2; S.3859). Attractively toned with some red colouration showing, streak in tone on obverse with some light hairlines, otherwise practically as struck and very rare, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as PF61 Ultra Cameo.

NGC certification 2722125-001

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "Victoria by the Grace of God" and on the reverse "Queen of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

Provenance:
Ex Baldwin Auction 43, 11th October 2005, lot 2330.

AI00647

£12,500
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