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1846 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head Shield Back

1846 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head Shield Back Reverse

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A collectable gold full Sovereign of Queen Victoria, dated 1846. The obverse features the first smaller young head of the Queen facing left with the date below. Small letters to the truncation of Victoria’s neck identify the engraver as William Wyon. The reverse shows the crowned quartered shield of royal arms, representing England in two quarters, Scotland and Ireland in the others, all within a wreath. National flower emblems appear below. Shield sovereigns from the first decade of Victoria’s reign have a somewhat smaller portrait than those minted after 1848 making them instantly distinguishable.
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First small young head of Queen Victoria with hair bound with a double ribbon, facing left, engraved by William Wyon. Legend: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA', date below portrait.


Crowned quartered shield of royal arms within a wreath, national flower emblems below. Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen. Legend:  'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID : DEF :'.


Vertical milled.


F - The usual fine scratches and nicks, a little 'grainy' otherwise around Fine, reverse slightly better.


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