ST 1859 Eb - Obv.1E (F: D: Type - Ab) The C has a top serif. The O of VICTORIA is
broken at top and just faintly at the bottom.
The 'G' font is now with a LONG centre crossbar in D: G: & REGINA.
The D of D: G: is double struck D over D. This over-strike / repair is
similar to that of ST 1859 Ec except in that repair they have used a
larger & wider D than was required. The D used has a crescent
shaped cut at top right to allow for the colon dot ! Whereas on this
example the D is one font size large & taller but is an acceptable repair.
There is a strong show of the die clashing as the top of the ribbon bow
shows above Victoria's head between the BRI in the legend.
See ST 1859 Ec for picture.
V of VICTORIA & RE of REGINA double struck.
Die crack at 3 o'clock - running through I of REGINA 2 mm.
Hair-line scratch in Victoria's hair, above her ear - forwards for 3.5 mm
Rev. There is at least 2 to 3 ghosting's of Victoria's head.
Date: The 5 is larger than the small 5.The 9 is even Larger. The 9 extends
slightly below the base line.
Grade: Bright EF?/EF