Good Extremely Fine 1885 M Sovereign
Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1885 M, second young head of third style left, letter M below low down, w.w. complete on truncation in relief with stops, rev St George slaying dragon with sword, horse with short tail, one single strand spur of hair in upper curve of tail, dragon claws of 3 / 4 arrangement long attached and distinct, date in exergue, only a mere trace of bp to right, 7.98g (McD 169c; QM 115 R; Marsh 107; KM 7; Fr 16; S 3857C).
With light bagmarks and nicks, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Calendar year mintage 2,966,500 which includes shield reverse design pieces, 643 of this total went for pyx trial. ex Bentley Collection lot 784.