Proof gold coin struck at the Royal Mint, London during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Shield reverse, no die number, axis 12.

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).

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