• 1868 gold full sovereign victoria shield crowned shield of arms Jean Baptiste Merlen graded gF aVF
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  • 1868 gold full sovereign victoria young head William Wyon graded gF aVF
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  • 1868 gold full sovereign victoria shield crowned shield of arms Jean Baptiste Merlen graded gF aVF
  • 1868 gold full sovereign victoria young head William Wyon graded gF aVF
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1868 Gold Soverieign Victoria Young Head Shield Graded

The 1868 gold full soverign features the young head portait of Queen Victoria as designed by engraver William Wyon across the obverse, with the reverse "shield",  showing a crowned shield of the royal arms, as envisioned by Jean Baptiste Merlen. 

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from £445.73

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The obverse of the 1868 gold sovereing reveals the young head portrait of Queen Victoria, designed by engraver and master of the mint William Wyon. 


The reverse of the 1868 gold victoria shield sovereign, features, as the name suggests Jean Baptiste Merlen's crowned shield of the Royal Arms, earning sovereigns with this reverse the epithet of "Victoria Shield Sovereigns". 


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.2354
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Obverse DesignerWilliam Wyon
Reverse DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
Issuing Monarch Victoria (1837-1901)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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gFineaVF£445.73Out of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
17 March 2020 gFine aVF £374.69
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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 £6. 
  • 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.

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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 < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £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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If you would like to know more about the gold full sovereign, royal portraits or some of the most iconic pieces of coinage in history we recommend the following: 

The gold sovereigns of Queen Victoria 

Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901) 

The Story Of The Soverign  

The Coins of Queen Victoria - The Gothic Portrait

Sir Thomas Brock Engraver of Queen Victoria