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

Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £360

Estimate: £400 - £450

Victoria (1837-1901), 1864 (4), dies 22, 35, 38, 40 (M 49; S 3853) [4]. First three very fine, last nearly so (£400-450)

Footnote

Provenance:
First and second Lubliner Collection, Spink Auction 82, 27 March 1991, lot 236 (part), Spink Auction 124, 18-19 November 1997, lot 2026 (part)
Third and fourth from the
General Abbatucci cargo, SNC April 1998 (2181, 2182).

The
General Abbatucci sank on 7 May 1869 as the result of a collision 24 miles off the north coast of Corsica. Coins from it were first sold at Christie’s South Kensington, 7 October 1997