This 1878 gold sovereign has a St George reverse.
The sovereign was issued under the reign of Queen Victoria and was minted at the branch mint in Melbourne.
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Sovereigns were issued for Queen Victoria in almost every year from 1838 to 1901. 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.
All Victoria Young Head sovereigns from 1837 to 1887 share the same obverse (head) design. The reverse is the familiar St. George & Dragon design originally engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci about 1817.
For this date there is also a Young Head Shield Sovereign
The obverse depicts a young head portrait of Queen Victoria designed by William Wyon and the inscription
VICTORIA D:G BRITANNIAR: RED: F: D
The engraver's initials are in the truncation.
The mintmark M is below her neck.
The reverse bears the famous design of St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci.
|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|
|VF||gVF||£503.43||Out Of Stock|
|06 November 2020||VF||gVF||£503.57|
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