• 1869 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London 23332
  • 1869 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London 23333
  • 1869 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London 23332
  • 1869 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London 23333
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1869 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield London

There is only one type of 1869 gold sovereign listed. It features the Young Head portrait with a shield reverse. The portrait of Queen Victoria is the second large head and there is a WW incuse placed at the very bottom of the queens bust. Each coin has a die number, the coins were used from the Royal Mint in London. There is no mint mark as all sovereigns issued in London do not have a mint mark. 

The die numbers shown are for illustrative purposes only and each coin will have a different one located below the wreath. 

The type is Spink number 3853 or Marsh number 53. 

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.

from £590.57

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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Die Numbers - Please see our die numbers page for more information about die numbers.

Type Coins- If you are not looking for a particular date, but want a nice example of this type of sovereign, you can order a "type coin". Just look at our list of dates, grades and prices. Select the price you wish to pay, and we will send you the best grade coin we have available for that price, with our choice of date.

Guarantee - All our coins are guaranteed genuine, and we try to grade reasonably conservatively. For customers ordering by post, we want you to be delighted when you receive your coin. We thrive on repeat business and recommendation.


The obverse of this sovereign features the young head 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, 1869.


The reverse of the sovereign bears Jean Baptiste Merlen's crown-topped 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  6,441,322
Finish Uncirculated
Price List
aVFgVF£732.87In Stock
FineFine£461.04Out Of Stock
gFinegFine£475.57Out Of Stock
aVFaVF£590.57In Stock
aFineaFine£481.84Out Of Stock
aVFgVF£685.57In Stock
aFineaFine£481.84Out Of Stock
aVFgVF£685.57In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
31 August 2018 gFine gFine £350.30
28 December 2018 Fine Fine £317.80
09 January 2019 aFine aFine £300.84
13 December 2019 gFine gFine £388.59
21 April 2020 aFine aFine £407.39
18 January 2022 aFine aFine £437.91
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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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