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.
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The year 1880 is one of the most multifarious years in the entire sovereign series, the Younghead St George issue alone contains at least 15 different varieties, and this is probably an underestimate. The Marsh and Spink reference texts both mention varieties which are not mentioned in the other reference. Due to the limitations of these sources, and the scope of our own knowledge, there are almost certainly more varieties out there that are unknown to Marsh, Spink and ourselves. Consequently, collecting the various varieties of the 1880 Young Head St George Sovereign, known and unknown, could form the basis of an entire collection in itself. We would be very interested to hear from anyone who thinks they might have discovered a variety that does not correspond with any of those mentioned in literature, so that we may be able to add to the sum total of knowledge about this year.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Victoria (1837-1901)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|03 January 2022||gFine||gFine||£438.81|
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