Woolley & Wallis

1880 Australian Gold Imperial Sovereign

Woolley & Wallis, the Salisbury (U.K.) Fine Art Auctioneers, who are including an increasing number of coins and medals in their sales, are to offer three extremely rare gold Imperial Sovereigns struck at the Sydney Mint in Australia in 1880.

During one of their regular Valuation Days the auctioneers received a consignment of 150 coins dating from 1843 to 1887.

Outwardly they appeared to be a fairly standard group, but on examination three of the 1880 coins display an error by the Mint in spelling the Queen’s name VICTORIA — an inverted ‘A’ has been used in place of the ‘V’ […]

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