Victoria 1866 Extremely Fine Sovereign
Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1866, die number 31, second larger young head left, ww incuse on truncation without stops, date below, curvy rounded 6’s with bulbous top lightly die flawed shut, rev crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, die number 31 below, emblems below, 7.98g (Marsh 51; MCE 527; S 3853).
Red spot on obverse, black spot on reverse rim, light hairline marks and scratch on cheek, otherwise extremely fine.
ex Douro Cargo, Spink Auction 118, 20-21 November 1996, uncertain lot number. ex An Important Collection of Gold Sovereigns 1816-2000, offered as one lot, Sothebys, 16-17 November 2000, lot 525 (part). ex Bentley Collection lot 161. Calendar year mintage 4,047,288.