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Victoria 1873 Shield Back Sovereign

Price £575

Victoria 1873 Shield Back Sovereign

Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1873, die number 9, third young head left, W.W. in relief on truncation, date below, legend slightly doubled both sides, V flawed and further flaw to rim between I and A, rev crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, die number 9 doubled below, emblems below, some letters in legend die flawed, edge milled (Marsh 57; MCE 535; S 3853B; Bentley 1204 this coin).

Two hairline scratches on obverse, some scuffs, rim nick each side, otherwise toned, extremely fine.

ex Bentley Collection, part 3, Baldwin Auction 79, 8th May 2013, lot 1204. Randy Weir Numismatics, Unionville, Ontario, Canada, October 1998. Calendar year mintage 2,368,215.