• 1894 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 25419
  • 1894 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 25420
  • 1894 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 25419
  • 1894 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 25420
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1894 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne

This 1894 Victoria Old Head Sydney mint sovereign features Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon engraving on the reverse.

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Struck in 22 carat gold, this 1894 British sovereign was issued by the Sydney mint in Australia.

The Melbourne mint and The Royal Mint in London also issued sovereigns in the same year. A total of 11,016,485 gold sovereigns were issued in 1894, of which 3,067,000 were minted in Sydney.

The Old Head portrait is the last of portraits of Queen Victoria. Sovereigns were produced featuring this effigy from 1893 until 1901.


The obverse of this gold coin features the Old Head portrait, which is also known as the widow or veiled head. It was designed by the renowned artist, Thomas Brock. Brock also designed the Victoria Memorial which can be seen outside Buckingham Palace. Ithe inscription reads VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP·


The reverse of the coin shows the classic St George and the Dragon engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci. The date and the initials B.P. are in exergue. The S mint mark in the ground beneath the dragon shows that the sovereign was struck in Sydney.


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.2354 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Thomas Brock
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint Sydney
Mintage 3,067,000
Finish Uncirculated
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aEFEF£793.14In Stock
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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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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. 

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