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    Victoria gold Sovereign 1838 MS65 PCGS, KM736.1, S-3852, Marsh-22 (R). Among the numerous Sovereign types of Victoria's long reign, few are so coveted, particularly in upper Mint State grades, as the early Young Head issues from the first several years of her rule. Indeed, of the earliest two dates available to collectors, a small group of 10 total coins have been recognized as gem, and this out of nearly 300 examples certified across both major grading services. Practically unaffected by stray contact, the word "lustrous" does not quite seem adequate to describe the offering. A warm honey luster washes effortlessly over both sides, reaching an especially strong crescendo on the reverse, where the design's ample raised features have shielded the fields from damage. With the aid of magnification, hints of a salty blue-white tone can be found close to the devices, adding a touch of character for what is usually an untoned type.

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    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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    October, 2021
    28th-29th Thursday-Friday
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