Now listed in Marsh's 'The Gold Sovereign' 2017 revised edition as Marsh reference 76A 'Inverted A for V in Victoria.' This was given the R2 rating, very rare.
We have found a few historical sales of this rare variety of the 1880S, one in a lower grade than this example was sold at auction in 2013 by Londoncoins for £1,287 including buyers fees (Auction142, 2989). A second one was sold in 2015 in a slightly better grade than ours for £3744 including buyers fees (A149, Lot 2827). A high grade example was also sold in the Bentley Collection part 2 lot 665 for hammer price £6000 in 2012.
The type is listed in Spink 2018 under the reference 3855 at £1500 in VF and £3000 in EF compared with £325 for the normal type.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Issuing Monarch||William I (1066-1087)|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Issuing Monarch||Victoria (1837-1901)|
|Mint / Brand||Sydney Mint|
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