||Victoria Proof Shilling 1853, KM734.1, S-3904, ESC-1301 (R2), Young Head, reeded edge, PR65 NGC. An exceptionally fine example that is probably from one of the rare Proof Sets of this year, and is a type that was struck for an unknown reason early in Victoria's long reign. This piece is totally original with bright silver peeking out from among the letters of the obverse legend and attractive toning in various shades of bluish golden gray. The glittering reverse is superb in quality with a silky sheen texture to the fields. Seldom found so choice.
Realized $2,820.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.