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1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney aVF VF Inverted A

We have only ever seen this one example of this sub type of the 1880 S sovereign. This particular specimen  was found when we sorted through are extensive collection of 1880 sovereigns. Now listed in Marsh's 'The Gold Sovereign' 2017 revised edition as Marsh reference 76A 'Inverted A for V in Victoria.' This was given the R2 rating, very rare. Slight doubling in some of the legend lettering on the obverse and reverse. Die crack in DEI on the obverse. 


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We have found a few historical sales of this rare variety of the 1880S, one in a slightly lower grade than ours was sold at auction in 2013 by Londoncoins for £1,287 including buyers fees (Auction142, 2989) a second one was sold in 2015 in a slightly better grade than ours for £3744 including buyers fees (A149, Lot 2827). A high grade example was also sold in the Bentley Collection part 2 lot 665 for hammer price £6000 in 2012.

The type is listed in Spink 2018 under the reference 3855 at £1500 in VF and £3000 in EF compared with £325 for the normal type. 

Terms of Sale

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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. You can view our current buy back prices here.

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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 - Royal Mail Special Delivery. Items sent via this method will normally arrive by 1pm the next working day. 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.


Postage 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 < £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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