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An extremely rare Queen Victoria coin considered to be one of the 'most beautiful' ever produced has sold for £204,000. ($260,000)
The 1839 gold five pounds coin shows the 20 year old monarch, who ascended to the throne two years earlier, leading a lion which represents the British Empire.
The other side of the coin, of which only a few hundred were struck, carries a portrait of Victoria's head.
It was created by coin maker William Wyon, who was was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death in 1851.