1898 Queen Victoria sovereign from The Royal Mint in London. This 22 carat gold coin features the veiled head obverse by Thomas Brock and the St George and the Dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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The Melbourne, Sydney and London mints all produced sovereigns in 1898, a total of 12,418,485 coins were issued for circulation in this year. This British gold sovereign was minted by The Royal Mint in London. Sovereigns were used as circulation coinage with a nominal value of one pound.
The veiled head obverse is often referred to as the widow head or the old head. It was designed by the British sculptor, Thomas Brock. His initials, T.B. are in relief below the truncation. The coin bears the inscription VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP· on the obverse.
The reverse of this 1898 sovereign features the iconic image of George slaying the dragon. This engraving of the St George reverse was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci and first appeared on sovereigns in 1817. His initials, B.P. are in relief to the right og the date in exergue.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||Thomas Brock|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|06 May 2018||VF||VF||£368.54|
|22 May 2021||gVF||gVF||£494.14|
|09 March 2022||gVF||gVF||£564.30|
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