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. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|Fine||gFine||£345.63||Out of Stock|
|Fine||Fine||£338.42||Out of Stock|
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.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|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|
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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 gold 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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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 £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.
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 < £1000 there is no additional fee
Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee.
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