1847 Queen Victoria Plain Edge Proof Gothic Crown: NGC PF 61 N/U
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Large crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a dress richly embroiled with roses shamrocks and thistles. Legend in Gothic lettering reads 'Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d.'. Designed and engraved by William Wyon.
Crowned cruciform shields of arms around central garter star, with national flower emblems in the quarters within tressure of arcs. Legend around in gothic script: 'tueatur unita deus anno dom mdcccxlvii'. Engraved by William Wyon and designed by William Dyce. Scarce variation seen on the 'n' in 'unita'.
This coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as PF 61 (NGC Cert # 6029545-001).
A graded of PF 61 indicates a Proof coin with an average strike and no traces of wear but more marks and/or multiple large abrasions compared to coins with a higher grade (of which there are not many).
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