This 1872 Victoria Young Head Sydney mint sovereign is struck in 22 carat gold. The reverse bears the iconic St George & Dragon engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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In 1872, there were two reverse designs; the shield reverse and the St George & Dragon reverse. In the same year, British sovereigns were struck at three different mints; London and the branch mints in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.
This 1872 Sydney mint sovereign depicts the Benedetto Pistrucci's St George & Dragon design on the reverse.
A total of 1,815,000 sovereigns were issued for circulation in 1872, this figure combines the mintage for both the shield and the St George and Dragon sovereigns produced at the Sydney mint.
We sell over 5,000 dated and graded sovereigns. If you haven't seen the coin that you are looking for, contact our showroom on 01253 343081 and we will check availability for you.
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.
The obverse bears William Wyon's first head Young Head design of Queen Victoria. The coin bears the legend VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR:REG:F:D:
The S mint mark for Sydney is set below the truncated neck.
Benedetto Pistrucci's iconic engraving of St George and the Dragon is featured on the reverse of this 1872 sovereign. The horse is a long tail variation. The date and the small initials B.P are in exergue.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Mintage||1,815,000 - combines both shield and St George and Dragon reverses|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|gFine||VF||£481.11||Add Stock Alert|
|gFine||aVF||£450.61||Add Stock Alert|
|20 August 2021||gFine||aVF||£457.28|
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