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Coin, sovereign from reign of Queen Victoria from Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition, recovered by Dr John Rae

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Coin, sovereign from reign of Queen Victoria from Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition, recovered by Dr John Rae
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This gold Queen Victoria sovereign, dated 1844, is part of a collection of relics recovered from Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedition of 1848-9. The relics were given to Dr John Rae by North American Inuits in 1854.

The sovereign depicts the head of the queen with the date 1844 underneath. There is a perforation at the left hand side.

During his trip of 1853-4, which was wholly sponsored by the Hudson's Bay Company, Rae and his seven men brought home news of the fateful Franklin expedition. For this, they received a government reward of 10,000 pounds.

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