Victoria, 1847 "Young Head" Gold Sovereign NGC Uncirculated
Victoria, 1847 Gold Sovereign
7.98g of 22ct/.917 gold (Actual Gold Weight: 7.34g of 24ct/pure gold). Obverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA(Victoria by the Grace of God). Young bare head of Victoria facing left, dated 1847 below, W.W. on truncation for designer William Wyon. Reverse: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF, (Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith), Crowned quartered shield of arms within wreath, legend around, national flower emblems below, by designer Jean Baptiste Merlen. Uncirculated.
Authenticated and graded by NGC as Uncirculated Details (Obverse cleaned), certification no. 6318204-014. The cataloguer notes that the obverse shows rubbing on the high points but with much mint bloom extant in the fields.
References: S. 3852, KM #736.1, Marsh 30.