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Live auction - fwo_601644 - GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA 1/2 Souverain 1844 Londres

GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA 1/2 Souverain 1844 Londres MS64 PCGS
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 2 250 €
Maximum bid : 2 250 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 18:42:49
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 1/2 Souverain
Date: 1844
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 917 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,59 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
slab PCGS
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est sous coque PCGS MS64
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : VICTORIA DEI - GRATIA / 1844.
Obverse description : Buste de Victoria à gauche.


Reverse description : Écu festonné couronné.


Il s’agit du plus haut grade référencé chez PCGS à ce jour.

Historical background



Victoria (1819-1901) is the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and granddaughter of George III. She succeeded her uncle William IV in 1837 and married her cousin Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg in 1840, against the advice of his mother. She has had nine children, but was widowed in 1861. While respecting the rules of the parliamentary system, it attempts to impose its views in the field of foreign affairs. His favorite, Disraeli, giving him the title of Empress of India in 1876. Respected and loved, active and assertive, Victoria appears in his time as a symbol of imperialist England. His reign marked the apogee of British power.

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