Proof Coin - Sovereign, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1871 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1028

Proof gold coin struck at the Royal Mint, London during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Shield reverse, no die number, axis 12.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.942 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions sydney international 1879-1880
Themes this item is part of: HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1871 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left wearing ribbon in her hair; in raised letters on neck truncation, W.W. (William Wyon); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1871
Reverse Description: Crowned shield quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) within a wreath of laurel; around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united (no die number).
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
References: cf Spink 3853B but no die number and die axis 12
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007

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