Victoria 1838 Sovereign
Victoria (1837-1901), gold Sovereign 1838. First young head left, W.W. raised on truncation for engraver William Wyon.
Obverse, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA. Ponytail terminates in single curved strand of hair
Reverse, Crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, emblems below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINIA FID: DEF: The alignment is out by 20% a rare variety, weight 8.00g (Bentley 36; Marsh 22 R; S.3852).
Wonderful toning with a small surface mark below chin, and to right of crown, Good extremely fine.
The Latin legends translates on obverse as “Victoria by the Grace of God,” and on the reverse “Queen of the Briton’s, Defender of the Faith.”
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