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  • 1879 Gold Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne Mint Graded Sovereign aVF gVF obverse
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  • 1879 Gold Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne Mint Graded Sovereign aVF gVF reverse
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1879 Gold Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne Mint Graded Sovereign

These 1879 Gold Victoria Young Head Melbourne Sovereign Coins were produced at the Melbourne Mint - a branch mint of the UK's Royal Mint.

Each coin weighs 7.98 grams, struck in 22ct gold (0.9167 fineness) and contains 0.2354 troy ounces of the precious metal.

A great investment for collectors as these coins are exempt from capital gains tax and are VAT Free.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

from £582.08

(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Who was Queen Victoria?

Queen Victoria was queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Queen Victoria's reign was one of the longest to date in British history. She was the daughter of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn.

This coin was struck in the same year that the United States returned to the gold standard. This was a result from the  Specie Payment Resumption Act taking effect for the first time since the American civil war.


The obverse side of the coin features Queen Victoria's Young Head portrait. It was designed by William Wyon and contains an M (for Melbourne) mintmark underneath the portrait. Additionally, the obverse bears and inscription:



The reverse features famous Italian visual designer Benedetto Pistrucci's depiction of St. George slaying the dragon on his horse. The bottom of the coin shows the issue date '1879' and contains the initials B.P to the right.


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure2,740,594
Spink Reference3,857
Obverse DesignerWilliam Wyon
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch Victoria (1837-1901)
Mint / BrandMelbourne Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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VFVF£597.08In Stock
aVFaVF£582.08In Stock
gFinegFine£562.08Out Of Stock
aVFgVF£597.08In Stock
gVFgVF£667.08In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
10 November 2023 gFine gFine £490.03
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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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Delivery Information

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.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 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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Postal Insurance

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.