• 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 39 reverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 39 obverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 39 macro
    Die Number
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 78 reverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 78 obverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 78 macro of die number
    Die Number
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 39 reverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 39 obverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 39 macro
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 78 reverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 78 obverse
  • 1864 Victoria Sovereign Gold Die Number 78 macro of die number
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1864 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London

The 1864 gold sovereign features a Victoria Young Head with a shield reverse. The portrait of Queen Victoria is the second large head. The die numbers shown are for illustrative purposes only but each coin supplied will have a die number below the wreath. Contact us if you are looking for a specific die number.  

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

from £613.45

(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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The 1864 gold sovereign coin was struck with a number of different die numbers. The die number is situated on the reverse of the sovereign, towards the bottom of the shield, above the rose, shamrock and thistle.

Struck in 22 carat gold, this British coin was originally issued as a circulation coin with a nominal value of one pound (twenty shillings).


The obverse of the sovereign shows the young portrait design of Victoria. This is the second (large) head variety. The initials, WW, for the engraver William Wyon are incuse without stops in the truncated neck.

The obverse bears a short inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA and the year date, 1864.


The reverse of the sovereign shows Jean Baptiste Merlen's shield design. The die number is located above the rose at the bottom of the coin. 


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
Price List
aEFaEF£1,068.75Out Of Stock
gVFaEF£901.65In Stock
VFgVF£777.85In Stock
VFVF£719.05Out Of Stock
aVFVF£620.80In Stock
aVFaVF£628.45Out Of Stock
gFineVF£650.95In Stock
gFineaVF£613.45In Stock
gFinegFine£547.50Out Of Stock
FinegFineASKIn Stock
FineFine£579.51Out Of Stock
aVFEF£840.65Out Of Stock
aVFgVF£700.15Out Of Stock
EFgEF£1,157.25Out Of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
25 June 2016 gFine VF £507.98
02 April 2017 gFine aVF £427.91
21 May 2017 Fine Fine £328.45
16 August 2017 Fine gFine £358.23
18 December 2017 gFine gFine £367.44
12 September 2018 aVF aVF £451.18
10 December 2018 aVF aVF £349.97
08 February 2019 gFine gFine £326.27
01 May 2019 VF VF £439.15
28 September 2019 aVF aVF £418.63
30 March 2021 gFine gFine £390.57
26 April 2021 VF VF £529.34
25 May 2021 VF VF £547.28
14 July 2021 gFine gFine £413.96
01 September 2021 gFine gFine £418.34
12 October 2021 gFine gFine £410.66
05 January 2022 aEF aEF £899.14
12 January 2022 gFine gFine £422.64
18 January 2022 gFine aVF £439.61
26 April 2022 aEF aEF £948.45
27 June 2022 aVF EF £716.89
07 July 2022 aVF aVF £490.65
22 September 2022 VF VF £591.22
02 October 2022 gFine aVF £486.70
09 January 2023 gFine aVF £504.29
11 January 2023 aVF gVF £590.01
07 June 2023 gFine gFine £577.93
27 November 2023 gFine gFine £475.66
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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 recalculates 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 Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 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. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

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 - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 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.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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