1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney VF aEF

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1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield Sydney VF aEF

An 1880 Victoria Young Head sovereign issued by the Sydney mint, Australia. Struck in 22 carat gold, this British coin features the shield reverse by Jean Baptiste Merlen.

£914.53

Stock status
Available
Product Type
Investment i
Obverse Grade
VF
Reverse Grade
aEF
Mint
Sydney

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Reverse

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In 1880, the Victoria Young Head shield sovereigns were minted by the branch mints of the Royal Mint in Melbourne and Sydney. 1,459,000 British sovereigns were issued for circulation by the Sydney mint.

Sovereigns with the St George and the Dragon reverse were also issued in 1880.

 

Mint mark Mint Mintage
M Melbourne, Australia 3,053,454*
S Sydney, Australia 1,459,000*
  Total 4,812,454*

  

* These mintage figures combine the two reverse types as we are unable to find mintage figures for the shield reverse alone.

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Coin Inscriptions

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The obverse shows the Young Head bust of Queen Victoria designed by Chief Engraver, William Wyon. His initials, W.W. are in relief in the truncated neck above the date. The coin bears the inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA

The reverse bears the crowned shield by Jean Baptiste Merlen. The mint mark, S, is set below the ribbon bow. This shows that the sovereign was minted in Sydney.

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 Jean Baptiste
Mint Sydney
Mintage 1,459,000
Finish Uncirculated

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