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1872 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head Shield Back London Mint

1872 Victoria Sovereign Reverse

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Buy a 1872 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Young Head Shield Back London Mint

A collectable gold full Sovereign of Queen Victoria, dated 1872. 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: 94. 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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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 1872'.


Crowned, quartered shield of arms within two branches of laurel tied with a ribbon surrounding. Below: national flower emblems and die number (94). Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen. Legend: 'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'.


Vertical milled.


VF - Clean bright coin with the usual background minute scratches and nicks for Very Fine.


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