This coin is an 1862 Gold Sovereign. The obverse depicts a young Victoria head facing left and the revers depicts the head of Shield.
The Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. (RMS) Douro was considered one of the most luxurious Trans-Atlantic liners afloat throughout her 61 successful voyages between 1865-1882, by all accounts the ship to be seen on. The Douro operated the South Atlantic for much of her time between South America and the UK via Portugal, in fact the name ‘Douro’ comes from the River Douro which runs from Spain to the sea at Porto in Portugal. Along with her passengers she carried Mail, Newspapers and even precious cargo of Gold and Diamonds between the 2 continents.