Victoria 1871 Shield Back Sovereign
Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1871, die number 98, third young head left, W.W. in relief on truncation, date below, date and legend doubled, rev crowned shield of arms within laurel wreath, die number 98 below, larger 8 than 9, emblems below, M of legend very thick with thin right diagonal, edge milled (Marsh 55; MCE 531; S 3853B; Bentley 1159 this coin).
Nick on cheek, with underlying proof-like brilliance, scuffed on obverse, otherwise extremely fine, reverse better.
ex Bentley Collection, part 3, Baldwin Auction 79, 8th May 2013, lot 1159. Randy Weir Numismatics, Unionville, Ontario, Canada, February 1999. Calendar year mintage 8,767,250.