• 1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne  21405
  • 1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne  21404
  • 1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne  21405
  • 1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne  21404
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1880 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head St George Melbourne

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).


Mint mark Mint Mintage
L London 3,650,080
M Melbourne, Australia 3,053,454*
S Sydney, Australia 1,459,000*
  Total 8,162,534*


* 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.


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 Benedetto Pistrucci
Mintage  3,053,454*
* Combined Mintage Shield and St George


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gVFgVF£580.33Out Of Stock
VFVF£554.73In Stock
gFinegFine£479.96In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
10 May 2017 VF VF £391.66
04 December 2018 VF VF £399.89
19 October 2020 gVF gVF £576.57
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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.

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