The 1872 gold full sovereign features the young head portrait of queen Victoria as the obverse design, with the reverse showing the Crowned Shield by William Wyon.
William Wyon designed the Young Head portrait on the 1872 Victoria gold sovereign. The reverse bears the shield design by Jean Baptiste Merlen. This historic 22 carat gold coin was struck at the London branch of the Royal Mint.
The 1872 shield sovereign can appear either with or without die number. The coin in the photograph appears without die number. If the die number was present, it would appear below the wreath on the reverse.
Marsh 47 (no die number) Marsh 56 (with 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.
The 1872 sovereign was issued with a nominal value of one pound sterling. Whether issued by the London or Australian branches of The Royal Mint, all these gold coins are referred to as British sovereigns.
In 1872, the sovereign was issued with two types of reverse design; the shield and the St George and Dragon. This is a 1872 Victoria shield sovereign.
*These mintage figures combine the two reverse types, St George and the Shield, as we are unable to find mintage figures for the St. George reverse alone.
The obverse bears a young head portrait of Queen Victoria, designed by William Wyon. The coin bears the inscription:
"VICTORIA D:G BRITANNIAR:REG:F:D:"
The reverse shows the shield design. The die number can be seen below the wreath if it is present on the coin. The coin bears the inscription
"BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF."
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|gVF||aEF||£918.99||Out of Stock|
|gFine||gFine||£419.14||Out of Stock|
|Fine||aVF||£423.14||Out of Stock|
|aVF||VF||£534.25||Out of Stock|
|aVF||gVF||£634.79||Out of Stock|
|16 August 2017||gFine||gFine||£360.73|
|09 December 2017||gVF||aEF||£834.36|
|03 January 2018||gFine||aVF||£390.74|
|25 January 2018||gFine||VF||£455.69|
|06 February 2019||aVF||gVF||£1,800.00|
|14 January 2020||aVF||VF||£327.18|
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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.
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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.
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