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1869 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head Shield Back London Mint

1869 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head Shield Back London Mint

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A collectable gold full Sovereign of Queen Victoria, dated 1869. The obverse features the young head of A2 type in which the Queen faces left with her hair bound with a double fillet. A small ‘WW’ on the truncation of Victoria’s neck identifies the engraver as William Wyon. The reverse shows a crowned shield of arms, quartered, representing England, Scotland and Ireland. Laurel branches, tied with a ribbon, surround the shield and, below them, tiny national flower emblems: a thistle, a rose and a shamrock. This design is the work of Jean Baptiste Merlen. Die number, above flowers: 47. This sovereign exceeds the bullion value with its age and condition making it an excellent addition to any numismatic collection or gold investment portfolio.
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Obverse

Type A2 young head of Queen Victoria with hair bound with a double fillet, facing left. 'WW' incuse on truncation for engraver William Wyon. Legend reads 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1869'.

Reverse

Crowned, quartered shield of arms within two branches of laurel tied with a ribbon surrounding. Below: national flower emblems and die number (47). Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen. Legend: 'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'.

Edge

Vertical milled.

Grade

GVF - Clean bright coin with the usual minute scratches and nicks for Good Very Fine.

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