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Sovereign 1872M Shield : English Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 166
English Coins 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, Marsh 59A, Good Fine/VF and rated R4 by Marsh with 15-25 examples believed to exist, making this the scarcest date/die combination in the Melbourne Young Head Shield Series. The overdate is visible over the top of the 2 with the base of the underlying 1 forming part of the base of the 2. This example shows a die crack through the 1 running from the rim, through the date, and ending on the truncation between the W.W. . An example of the type is shown in Marsh 2000 page 64 (scanning electron microscope picture). Cataloguers Note: The mint was opened on 12 June 1872 by the Governor and Viscountess Canterbury. This was somewhat later than pld; it had ordered and paid for dies to strike coins dated 1871. It was initially manned by volunteers from the Royal Engineers who had undertaken special training in London. They were under the command of Colonel Edward Ward who had already great experience with opening a mint in Australia as he had been in charge of the original team at the Sydney Mint in 1855. This variety arose due to the dies sent from London only averaging 8000 impressions, whereas the reverse dies were averaging 14,000 impressions, therefore by September 1872 some of the 1871 obverse dies had to be altered. A local engraver Julius Hogarth was employed and carried out the work.
£630 London Coins : A166 : Lot 2117 : Sovereign 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, Marsh 59A, Good Fine/VF and rated R4 by Marsh with 15-25 ex... London Coins : A166 : Lot 2117 : Sovereign 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, Marsh 59A, Good Fine/VF and rated R4 by Marsh with 15-25 ex...

Auction 166
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF/GEF the reverse lustrous, the obverse with some contact marks, the first year of the Shield Reverse Melbourne Sovereigns £340 London Coins : A166 : Lot 2118 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF/GEF the reverse lustrous, the obverse with some contact ... London Coins : A166 : Lot 2118 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF/GEF the reverse lustrous, the obverse with some contact ...

Auction 164
English Coins 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, clear overstrike, also with an interesting die crack down the side of the underlying 1, Marsh 59A GVF/NEF
£650 London Coins : A164 : Lot 1387 : Sovereign 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, clear overstrike, also with an interesting die crack down t... London Coins : A164 : Lot 1387 : Sovereign 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, clear overstrike, also with an interesting die crack down t...

Auction 164
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF/EF £350 London Coins : A164 : Lot 1389 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF/EF London Coins : A164 : Lot 1389 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF/EF

Auction 164
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 GF/VF £300 London Coins : A164 : Lot 1388 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 GF/VF London Coins : A164 : Lot 1388 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 GF/VF

Auction 161
English Coins 1872M Shield 2 over 1 in date Marsh 59A aVF/GVF, very rare rated R4 by Marsh £750 London Coins : A161 : Lot 1985 : Sovereign 1872M Shield 2 over 1 in date Marsh 59A aVF/GVF, very rare rated R4 by Marsh London Coins : A161 : Lot 1985 : Sovereign 1872M Shield 2 over 1 in date Marsh 59A aVF/GVF, very rare rated R4 by Marsh

Auction 159
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 VF/GVF, slabbed and graded LCGS 50 £300 London Coins : A159 : Lot 1125 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 VF/GVF, slabbed and graded LCGS 50 London Coins : A159 : Lot 1125 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 VF/GVF, slabbed and graded LCGS 50

Auction 158
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 Good Fine £220 London Coins : A158 : Lot 2750 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 Good Fine London Coins : A158 : Lot 2750 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 Good Fine

Auction 157
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 GEF/UNC and lustrous £550 London Coins : A157 : Lot 3258 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 GEF/UNC and lustrous London Coins : A157 : Lot 3258 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 GEF/UNC and lustrous

Auction 157
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse, Marsh 59 GEF and lustrous £320 London Coins : A157 : Lot 3259 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse, Marsh 59 GEF and lustrous London Coins : A157 : Lot 3259 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse, Marsh 59 GEF and lustrous

Auction 146
English Coins 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF the obverse with some light contact marks £350 London Coins : A146 : Lot 3558 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF the obverse with some light contact marks London Coins : A146 : Lot 3558 : Sovereign 1872M Shield Reverse Marsh 59 NEF the obverse with some light contact marks

Auction 145
English Coins 1872M Shield 2 over 1 in date Marsh 59A Good Fine, very rare rated R4 by Marsh £550 London Coins : A145 : Lot 2261 : Sovereign 1872M Shield 2 over 1 in date Marsh 59A Good Fine, very rare rated R4 by Marsh London Coins : A145 : Lot 2261 : Sovereign 1872M Shield 2 over 1 in date Marsh 59A Good Fine, very rare rated R4 by Marsh

Auction 130
English Coins 1872M Shield 2 over 1 Marsh 59A NVF/VF, very rare £310 London Coins : A130 : Lot 1900 : Sovereign 1872M Shield 2 over 1 Marsh 59A NVF/VF, very rare London Coins : A130 : Lot 1900 : Sovereign 1872M Shield 2 over 1 Marsh 59A NVF/VF, very rare

Auction 101
English Coins 1872M Shield Back VF
£65

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