This 1880 Victoria Young Head sovereign was minted by the Melbourne branch mint in Australia. The reverse features St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci. Struck in 22 carat gold, this is a great choice for collectors.
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This St George reverse sovereign was minted by the Melbourne mint in Australia. The Melbourne Mint was an overseas branch mint of The Royal Mint. This branch mint produced sovereigns until 1931. These British gold coins were issued for circulation as one pound coins and are popular with coin collectors today.
Sovereigns were issued for Queen Victoria in almost every year from 1838 to 1901. During the reign of Queen Victoria, there were three main obverse designs (the Young Head, the Jubilee Head and the Old Head portraits) and two main reverse designs (the shield and the St George and the Dragon).
* These mintage figures combine the two reverse types as we are unable to find mintage figures for the St. George reverse alone.
The obverse features the young head portrait of Queen Victoria which was designed by the Royal Mint engraver, William Wyon. The coin bears the inscription VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR:REG:F:D:
The M mint mark below the truncated neck shows that this British gold coin was struck in Melbourne, Australia.
This coin features the St George reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci.
There are shield sovereigns available for this date.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|* Combined Mintage||Shield and St George|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|10 May 2017||VF||VF||£391.66|
|04 December 2018||VF||VF||£399.89|
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