Victoria YH 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. The Ponytail terminates in single curved strand of hair.
Reverse, Crowned quartered shield of arms within laurel wreath, emblems below. A Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REGINIA FID: DEF:
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.”
As an alternative, take a look at Edward VII Matt Proof £5.
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