1864 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London gVF aEF

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1864 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London gVF aEF

The 1864 Sovereign displays a Victoria Young Head with a shield reverse was minted by The Royal Mint in London. The portrait of Queen Victoria is known as the second large head.

The die numbers shown are for illustrative purposes only. We have an extensive stock of sovereigns, with various die numbers available; if you would like to know the die number you will receive, or are interested in specific die numbers, please contact us on 01253 343081.

£1,004.37

Stock status
Available
Product Type
Investment i
Obverse Grade
gVF
Reverse Grade
aEF
Mint
London

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This British coin is struck in 22 carat gold and was issued for circulation with a nominal value of one pound.

Some coins are issued with die numbers on the reverse. If you are looking for a specific die number please contact our showrrom before ordering on 01253 343081.

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The obverse of the sovereign shows the Young Head portrait design of Queen Victoria. This variation is known as the second (large) head as it covers a larger area of the coin's surface. The initials WW for engraver, William Wyon are incuse, without stops and are located in the truncated neck. 

The reverse of the sovereign shows Jean Baptiste Merlen crowned shield design with the repositioned legend BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: 

The die number is will be situated towards the bottom of the shield, above the rose, shamrock and thistle.

Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
Obverse Designer William Wyon
Reverse Designer Jean Baptiste Merlen
Mint London
Mintage 8,656,353
Finish Uncirculated

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and re calculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Distance Selling Regulation and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. You can view our current buy back prices here.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail Special Delivery. Items sent via this method will normally arrive by 1pm the next working day. Delivery starts form £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

 

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +44 1253 343 081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.