• 1873 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney 22555
  • 1873 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney 22556
  • 1873 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney 22555
  • 1873 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney 22556
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1873 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney

This 1873 Young Head British sovereign of Queen Victoria has a shield reverse design. The Sydney mint mark is located on the reverse of this 22 carat gold coin.

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from £522.74

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Victoria Young Head Sovereigns were issued for Queen Victoria in almost every year from 1838 to 1901. During this period, there were three main obverse (head) designs, and two reverse designs.

The Young Head with shield reverse was produced from 1837 to 1887 inclusive, with the St George reverse being produced from 1871-1887.

The 1873 shield sovereigns were produced at two mints; The Royal Mint in London and the Australian branch mints in Sydney. 1,478,000 sovereigns were issued for circulation by the Sydney mint, this figure combines the mintage figures for both the shield and the St George reverses.


The obverse shows William Wyon's Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria. The engraver's initials W.W. are set in the narrow truncated neck. The coin features the inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA


The reverse shows Jean Baptiste Merlen's crown topped shield design.The Sydney mint mark S is placed above the floral emblem at the base 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 Sydney
Mintage 1,478,000 - combines both shield and St George and Dragon reverses
Finish Uncirculated
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aVFVF£621.04In Stock
gFineVF£587.54In Stock
gFineaVF£522.74In Stock
FineaVF£488.94Out Of Stock
FinegFine£464.14Out Of Stock
gVFaEF£1,004.56In Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
08 July 2017 Fine aVF £364.32
16 August 2017 Fine gFine £343.23
10 June 2018 Fine gFine £337.63
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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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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.

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For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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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 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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