This 1896 Victoria old head gold sovereign was struck by The Royal Mint in London. The obverse bears the old head portrait by Thomas Brock with the St George and Dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.
This is an 1896 veiled head British sovereign from The Royal Mint in London. The Sydney and Melbourne mints also produced sovereigns for this year.
Between 1837 and 1901, Victoria sovereigns were issued almost every year. There were three main obverse designs and two main reverse designs. This coin features the last main obverse - the veiled (widow or old) head portrait.
We have Victoria Old Head 1896 sovereigns in stock for immediate delivery including Melbourne, Sydney and London mintmarks, in almost uncirculated condition and other grades.
The veiled head is also known as the 'old' head or the widow head portrait of Victoria. It was designed by Thomas Brock, his initials T.B. are under the truncated neck. The obverse bears the inscription VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP·
The iconic St George and the Dragon engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci can be found on the reverse. It was first used on sovereigns in 1817. The engraver's initials B.P. and the date are in exergue.
|22 carat gold
|Actual Gold Weight
|0.2354 Troy oz
|Out Of Stock
|Out Of Stock
|01 April 2017
|06 May 2018
|05 September 2019
|10 May 2021
|19 October 2022
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