1876 Half Sovereign
Young Head Coinage, 1838-87.
1876 Half Sovereign, Type A3, Third bust, with die number 77 below shield, this die number is so far unknown according to "The Gold Sovereign series" by the late Michael A. Marsh, revised by Steve Hill. Also Coins of England and Great Britain ('Coins of the UK') by Tony Clayton.
It may well appear on die lists when republished as I will inform the above.
Obverse: Queen's bust to the left.
Engraver: William Wyon.
Legend: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA. (Victoria by the Grace of God).
Reverse: Crowned quartered shield of arms
Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen.
Legend: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: (Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith).
Catalogue: Spink# 3860D, KM# 735.2.
Gold, 0.9176, 0.1178 oz. AGW, 3.99g, 19.3mm, reeded edge.
Mintage: London, 2,785,000.
Grade: VF, cleaned.