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1870 Victoria Gold Sovereign Double Struck Raised Initials

1870 Victoria Sovereign Double Struck Raised Initials Obverse

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Double struck type IB shield 1870 Sovereign with raised initials. Obverse: young head portrait of Queen Victoria, facing left, her hair bound with two fillets. 'W.W.' initials to truncation of neck for the celebrated engraver William Wyon are notably raised rather than incuse on this example. Date below is visibly but finely double struck with same apparent in latter part of legend which reads: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA'. Reverse shows square topped shield of royal arms, surmounted by crown and surrounded by laurel branches, tied at the bottom with a ribbon. Die number: 123 (highest known for this date). Tiny national flowers to base. Legend reads: 'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'. An unusual piece, particularly the raised initials. This coin is composed of 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold and has a diameter of 22.05 millimetres. Annual mintage: 2,189,960. Grade: GEF - A few minimal knocks and minute hairlines otherwise good Extremely Fine. References: S3853B, Marsh 54.
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Obverse

Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria by William Wyon whose initials appear raised to the truncation of her neck. Legend: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA' with the date below slightly double struck, as is 'GRATIA'.

Reverse

Die number: 123. Square-topped quartered shield of royal arms, surmounted by a crown and surrounded by laurel branches tied below with a ribbon above national flower emblems. Legend reads: 'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'.

Specification

Struck in 7.98 grams of 22-carat (916.7) gold with a diameter of 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled.

Grade

GEF - A few minimal knocks and minute hairlines otherwise good Extremely Fine.

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