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1872 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George London

This 1872 Victoria sovereign has been minted in London and is struck in 22 carat gold. This British coin features the Young Head portrait by William Wyon on the obverse and Benedetto Pistrucci's classic St George & Dragon engraving on the reverse. As far as we know, only the long tail horse was produced at the London Mint or any of the other mints in 1872.  

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Victoria Young Head sovereigns were issued with two different reverse designs from 1871-1887; the shield and St George and the Dragon. This 1872 London mint sovereign has a reverse engraving of St George & Dragon. In 1872, the sovereign gold coin was also produced by the Sydney and Melbourne branch mints in Australia.

During this period there were three small variations on the St George and Dragon reverse; a Long Tail, a Medium Tail and a Short Tail. The 1872 sovereign features the Long Tail design feature.

Sovereigns were issued for circulation with a nominal value of one pound.

 

Mint mark Mint Mintage
L London 13,486,708*
M Melbourne, Australia 748,180*
S Sydney, Australia 1,815,000*
  Total 16,049,888*

Notes: * 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.

Obverse

The obverse bears the first portrait of Queen Victoria; the Young Head by William Wyon. The engraver's initials W.W. are set in the truncated neck and the inscription VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR : REG : F:D: is set around the coin.

Reverse

The reverse engraving of St George & Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci features the horse with the Long Tail. The date and small initials B.P. are located in exergue. This design, with minor variations, has been seen on sovereigns since it was first introduced on the modern sovereign in 1817. The garter was removed in 1820.

Specification

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 Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint London
Mintage 13,486,708 - this includes the figures for the shield reverse
Finish Uncirculated
Terms of Sale

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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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Delivery

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.

 

Postage 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 < £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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