Shield sovereigns were minted at the Melbourne and Sydney Mints in 1881, and none were issued by the London Mint.
There is only one type of 1881S shield sovereign issued and that is listed in Spink with a reference number of 3855B.
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In 1881 sovereigns were issued with the shield design in Sydney and Melbourne only. They were also issued with the St George reverse in Sydney and Melbourne.
The obverse depicts a young head portrait of Queen Victoria designed by William Wyon and the inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA with the year date. The engraver's initials are in the truncation.
The reverse bears the shield design. The mint mark 'S' for Sydney can be seen below the wreath. The coin features the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Finish at initial issue||Uncirculated|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
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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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