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Victoria 1871 Shield Back Sovereign

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Victoria 1871 Shield Back Sovereign

Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1871, die number 44, third young head left, W.W. in relief on truncation, date below, heavy die flaw through 7 from rim to neck and at last A of legend, flaw from hair bun to rim, rev crowned shield of arms within laurel wreath, die number 44 below, left 4 thicker and die flawed, emblems below, hint of doubling of legend with light raised die flaw connecting some letters and wreath, edge milled (Marsh 55; MCE 531; S 3853B; Bentley 1154 this coin).

Light surface marks, toned, otherwise about extremely fine, reverse better.

ex Bentley Collection, part 3, Baldwin Auction 79, 8th May 2013, lot 1154. Calendar year mintage 8,767,250