• 1891 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne 23215
  • 1891 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne 23216
  • 1891 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne 23214
  • 1891 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne 23215
  • 1891 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne 23216
  • 1891 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne 23214
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1891 Gold Sovereign Victoria Jubilee Head Melbourne

This Victoria Jubilee Head sovereign was struck at the Melbourne mint in 1891. It features the 'M' mintmark on the 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 £465.16

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This 1891 British sovereign was minted at the Melbourne mint in Australia. The Melbourne mint was established in 1872 as a part of the UK's Royal Mint. Up until 1916 the mint only produced gold sovereigns. Other mint marks that exist for this date are the London mint and the Sydney mint.

There are three different horse tail variations that exist for several jubilee head years: "short tail"; "medium tail" and "long tail". Although the tails do differ in length, the Melbourne and Sydney mint sovereigns can have the tails accurately defined by the number of spurs of hair on the left side indent in the tail.

"Short Tail" - two spurs of hair
"Medium Tail" - no spurs of hair
"Long Tail" - one spur of hair


The obverse design was introduced in 1887 to mark Victoria's golden jubilee. The portrait was designed by medalist, Jospeh Edgar Boehm.


The reverse of the coin shows Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon which first appeared on sovereigns in 1817. This coin features the "long tail" design, indicated by one spur of hair in the left indent of the tail.


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Obverse DesignerJoseph Edgar Boehm
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch Victoria (1837-1901)
Mint / BrandMelbourne Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Price List
VFaEF£556.53Out Of Stock
VFVF£533.93Out Of Stock
aVFaVF£480.26In Stock
gFinegFine£465.16In Stock
gFinegFine£795.00In Stock
FineFine£675.00In Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
18 December 2017 gFine gFine £326.02
15 April 2018 gFine gFine £327.26
11 March 2021 VF VF £455.39
30 July 2021 VF VF £478.76
20 September 2021 VF VF £473.35
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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.

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. 

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.

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 under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £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.