This 1877 Victoria Young Head sovereign was issued by the Melbourne branch mint in Australia, this is shown by the letter "M" under the neckline of Victoria. The reverse bears the iconic engraving of St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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In 1876, the London Mint, and the Melbourne and Sydney Mints in Australia both issued sovereigns. Victoria Young Head Sovereigns were issued for Queen Victoria in almost every year from 1838 to 1887. There were three main obverse (head) designs, and two reverse designs. The Young Head was produced from 1837 to 1887 inclusive, with the St George reverse being produced from 1871-1887.
This 22 carat gold coin is British legal tender and was issued as a circulation coin with a nominal value of one pound.
The obverse of the coin features the design by William Wyon of a young head Victoria with the letter "M" below the bust. The M mint mark shows that the coin was minted in Melbourne, Australia.
The reverse of this gold sovereign features Benedetto Pistrucci's image of St George slaying the dragon. His initials BP appear, in small, to the right of the date.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aFine||aFine||£447.27||Out Of Stock|
|16 January 2017||aVF||aVF||£337.96|
|07 July 2017||aVF||aVF||£372.38|
|28 September 2017||aFine||aFine||£315.74|
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