1851 Queen Victoria Shield Reverse Sovereign - RARE VERY WIDE DATE
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: ↑ ↓