Victoria 1853 proof Sixpence

Victoria 1853 proof Sixpence

Victoria (1837-1901), Proof silver Sixpence, 1853, young head left, legend VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: toothed border around rim both sides, rev. inverted die axis, SIX / PENCE in two lines at centre of crowned laurel and oak wreath, date below, edge milled (Bull 3190 R2; Davies 1050; ESC 1699; S.3908). Attractively toned, practically as struck, has been graded and slabbed by CGS UK as UNC90, rare.

CGS UK certification 10071-SP.V1.1853.02

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

London Coin Grading Service as it is now termed, claim that grade 90 in their 100 point system is a traditional "near FDC" and equates to an American Sheldon scale of 66.


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