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    Victoria gold C/O Variety "Shield" Sovereign 1879-S MS61 PCGS, Sydney mint, KM6, S-3855, McD-126a. An extremely rare variety. This specimen exhibits full golden luster, with bold definition, and light handling marks. Upon close inspection, the "C" in Victoria does indeed appear to be struck over an "O" and a small die crack running from the border only serves to highlight the issue. We have previously only handled one example of this extremely rare variety, and this was an AU50 piece that was sold in our April 2016 Chicago auction. We have noticed that Noble Numismatics in Sydney, Australia, has also handled two pieces graded XF. NGC has certified no examples of this extreme rarity, while PCGS lists a total of 5 pieces in their Population Report. None have been certified finer than this Mint State example and we can find no evidence of another piece, as nice as this, having been sold at auction.

    Note for clients in the European Union: This lot is considered by the European Union to be “investment gold”. We believe that it meets the criteria established in Article 344(1), point (2) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC and thus should be exempt from import VAT regardless of the selling price. Any questions or concerns about VAT should be addressed to your accountant or local tax authority.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    7th-8th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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