Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, 1866, die number 3, second larger young head left, ww incuse on truncation without stops, date doubled below, curvy rounded 6’s with bulbous top, some doubling in obverse legend, rev crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, die number 3 below, emblems below, 7.96g (Marsh 51; MCE 527; S 3853).
Once cleaned, with scuffs and hairlines, very fine / extremely fine.
This coin was purchased from one of the groups of coins from the wreck of the RMS Douro that were not sold by auction and within the last 10 years. ex Bentley Collection lot 485. Calendar year mintage 4,047,288.