1864 Sovereign Extremely Fine
Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1864, die number 40, second larger young head left, ww incuse on truncation without stops, date below, stub top to 4, curvy rounded 6 with bulbous top, raised die flaw to left of date, R in Queen’s name out of alignment, rev crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, die number 40 below, emblems below, upper left serif of B absent, 7.98g (Marsh 49; MCE 525; S 3853).
Once cleaned with a few red spots each side, more on the reverse, light surface marks, otherwise extremely fine.
ex Douro Cargo, Spink Auction 118, 20-21 November 1996, lot 549 (part). ex Bentley Collection lot 118.