1878 Victoria Young Head sovereign struck in 22 carat gold. This 1878 British sovereign was issued for circulation by the Sydney mint, Australia.
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The only mint which issued shield sovereigns in 1878 was Sydney which produced 1,259,000 coins for circulation with a face value of one pound.
Both the Melbourne and Sydney mints issued 1878 dated sovereigns with the St George and Dragon reverse design. The London Mint issued no sovereigns of any type dated 1878.
The obverse bears the third Young Head effigy of Queen Victoria designed by William Wyon. His initials W.W. are set in relief in the truncation.The coin features the inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA with the date below the portrait.
The reverse features the crowned shield engraving by Jean Baptiste Merlen. The shield is surrounded on both sides by a wreath which has been tied at the base. The S mint mark below the wreath denotes that the coin was minted in Sydney, Australia. The sovereign reverse features the legend BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF:
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aVF||gVF||£494.39||Out Of Stock|
|gFine||aVF||£448.34||Out Of Stock|
|gFine||gFine||£440.84||Out Of Stock|
|Fine||aVF||£399.54||Out Of Stock|
|gVF||aVF||£494.39||Out Of Stock|
|Fine||gFine||£433.34||Out Of Stock|
|09 June 2017||Fine||aVF||£381.35|
|16 September 2018||gFine||aVF||£373.74|
|19 September 2018||gFine||gFine||£338.54|
|13 March 2019||Fine||gFine||£352.27|
|05 November 2021||gFine||aVF||£450.11|
|15 December 2021||gVF||aEF||£533.87|
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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.
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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.
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