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  • 1887 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne Type A 22876
  • 1887 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne Type A 22875
  • 1887 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne Type A 22876
  • 1887 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne Type A 22875
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From 30%
from £20.00
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1887 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne Type A

1887 Melbourne mint sovereign featuring the Victoria jubilee head obverse and St George and the Dragon reverse. 

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.

from £434.38

(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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This 1887 jubilee head British sovereign was minted at the Melbourne Mint in Australia. Sovereigns for this year were also minted at the Sydney mint and the London mint. Melbourne has the lowest mintage figures out of the three mints.

There are three different sovereign types of sovereign available for 1887. They are the young head shield, young head St George, and the jubilee head sovereign. 


The jubilee head obverse was introduced to mark the fiftieth year of Victoria's reign. It was designed by medallist and sculptor, Joseph Edgar Boehm.


All jubilee head sovereigns feature the St George and the Dragon reverse, by Benedetto Pistrucci.


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Fineness 0.916
Obverse Designer Joseph Edgar Boehm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint Melbourne
Mintage 940,000
Finish Uncirculated
Price List
VFVF£492.57Out of Stock
aVFgVF£501.75Out of Stock
aVFaVF£448.45Out of Stock
gFinegFine£434.38In Stock
aEFaEF£681.38Out of Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
10 May 2017 VF VF £372.10
30 April 2019 VF VF £384.68
05 June 2019 gFine gFine £357.34
25 March 2020 aEF aEF £687.99
Terms & Delivery

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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 gold 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.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.