1861 Queen Victoria Shield Reverse Sovereign (Roman I)

  • £1,250.00


1861 Queen Victoria Shield Reverse Sovereign (Roman I)

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) incuse on 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.

The Roman I in date, unlike some of the previous years with its impostors, the 1861 exhibits a true letter 'I' in place of the correct digit '1', this as we have discussed previously is simply the result of the engraver choosing the wrong punch.

- Struck in 22ct .916 gold

Milled Spink - S.3852D

- 7.98g Weight/ 22.05mm Diameter

- Featuring the Obverse bust by William Wyon

- Featuring Reverse design of the Victorian Shield

- Die Axis: ↑ ↓

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