Victorian Sovereigns Collected by Die Number, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £170

Estimate: £140 - £180

Victoria (1837-1901), 1863, die 6 (M 48; S 3853). Nearly extremely fine (£140-180)

Footnote

Provenance:
From the Douro cargo, Spink Auction 118, 20-1 November 1996, lot 547 (part).

The RMS
Douro sank off Cape Finisterre on 2 April 1882 following a collision with the Spanish steamer Yrurac Bat. Its cargo of sovereigns was salvaged in 1995