• 1877 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne 23755
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1877 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne

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.


Mint mark Mint Mintage
M Melbourne, Australia 1,487,316
  Total 1,487,316



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.


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 Melbourne
Mintage 1,487,316
Finish Uncirculated


Price List
aFineaFine£397.17Out of Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
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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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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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.


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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 < £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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