1851 Queen Victoria Shield Reverse Sovereign - RARE VERY WIDE DATE

  • £795.00

1851 Queen Victoria Shield Reverse Sovereign

This is a most unusual 1851 Victoria Shield reverse sovereign, it exhibits an extremely wide date with large spacing between the 18 51. Not catalogued in 'Coins of England, but a similar example sold at the Bentley collection sale 2012/13. The coin also features an unusually ponytail ending, the ponytail would normally terminate with a single strand of hair, but as you can see this example shows to clearly discernable strands at termination.  

Obverse : Young head of Victoria to left. Hair bound with double fillet and collected up into a Bun behind. Date below truncation with WW.(William Wyon) in relief of truncation.

Reverse :The Ensigns Armorial within a plain shield and surmounted by a crown. A branch of laurel is shown on each side of the shield. At the bottom the Thistle, Rose and Shamrock are placed with a small flower stop each side.

- Struck in 22ct .916 gold

- 7.98g Weight/ 22.05mm Diameter

- Featuring the Obverse bust by William Wyon

- Featuring Reverse design of the Victorian Shield

- Die Axis: ↑ ↓

We endeavour to keep all years available, the image is of the coin you will receive.  Some years may not be available due to rarity, if you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us

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