1879-S Queen Victoria Shield Reverse Sovereign - SMALL DATE

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1879-S QUEEN VICTORIA SHIELD REVERSE SOVEREIGN - SMALL DATE

Uncatalogued by Coins of England this 1879 Sydney Struck Shield reverse sovereign exhibits a narrow date. Another anomaly with this example is what appears to be a tail or off shoot from the first digit in date (1) its not been possible to identify exactly what this is, only that it shouldn't be there. 

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 on truncation.

'S' Denoting Sydney Mint on reverse below shield.

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: ↑ ↓

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