Victoria (1837-1901), Plain edge Proof, Gothic Crown, 1847, engraved by William Wyon , crowned gothic style bust left, small ww on truncation, trefoil and arc border, legend in gothic lower case font reads “VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR REG FD. Crowned cruciform shields, emblems in angles, garter star at centre, w – w incuse either side of the top crown, date in roman numerals in lower right of script, legend surrounds from upper left quarter as TUEATUR UNITA DEUS ANNO DOM MDCCCXLVII, N over inverted N in UNITA, edge plain (S.3883; ESC. 291B; Bull 2578).
A very rare example of the plain edge issue for this type, some hairlines and nicks, edge chipped above the X in the date line. Very fine and very rare, an academic piece.