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Sovereign Victoria Young Head Gold Coin | 1838-1887


2,000.00 €

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Queen Victoria Sovereign gold coin were issued from 1838-1901 and are an important part of British history. The Sovereign Victoria “Young Head” gold coin was

Minted between 1871 and 1887.  The coins were produced by the Royal Mint in London and at the Melbourne and Sydney Australian branches.

Victoria Sovereign gold coins are a classic bullion coin and celebrate the Victorian era.

Product Specifications

Gross Weight: 7.988 g

Fine Weight: 7.322 g

Fineness: 916.7/1000 Gold

Year of Issue: 1871-1887

Diameter: 22.05 mm

Thickness: 1.56 mm


The front side of the coin displays the portrait of young Queen Victoria designed by William Wyon, the chief engraver of the Royal Mint. The mint mark is below the Queen’s head.

The inscriptions around the outer edge are in Latin and read “VICTORIA D: G:  BRITANNIAR REG: F : D :” This translates as “Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of Britain, Defender of the Faith”.

The reverse side depicts the famous image of St. George on horseback slaying the dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. The date of issue is engraved below the motif.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Series Name: Sovereign Victoria “Young Head” 1871-1887
Alloy: Gold/Copper
Scratch Resistance: Good

Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Different Sovereign
Series Sovereign
Purity 917/1000
Fineweight 7.32 gram
Gross Weight 7.988 gram
Year of issue 1838-1887
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 1 Pound
Thickness 1.52 mm
Diameter 22.05 mm
Packaging Single in Pouch
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