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Very Pleasing Sovereign 1866

Price £650

Very Pleasing Sovereign 1866

Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1866, die number 40, second larger young head left, ww incuse on truncation without stops, date below, curvy rounded 6’s with bulbous top, rev crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, die number 40 below, emblems below, weight 7.99g (Marsh 51; M.C.E.527; S.3853).

An early strike with proof-like surfaces a few light surface marks good extremely fine and very pleasing.

ex An Important Collection of Gold Sovereigns 1816-2000, offered as one lot, Sotheby, 16-17th November 2000, lot 525part Bentley Collection, part I, Baldwin’s Auction No.73, 8th May 2012, lot 164