• 1899 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Perth 23974
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  • 1899 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Perth 23974
  • 1899 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Perth 23973
  • 1899 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Perth 23975
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1899 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Perth

This is the 1899 Victoria sovereign with a Perth mint mark. It is the first date that sovereigns were minted at the Perth branch mint. Struck in 22 carat gold, this historic coin features the veiled head of Queen Victoria by Thomas Brock.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

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This coin was minted by the Perth branch of The Royal Mint in Australia. It is the first year sovereigns were minted in Perth. The Perth mint produced sovereigns for 33 years, up until 1931. The Australian branch mints in Sydney and Melbourne and The Royal Mint in London also produced sovereigns in 1899.

Sovereigns are called British sovereigns. They were used as money with a nominal value of one pound. These circulation coins are popular with collectors. If you are interested in collecting Victoria type sovereigns, please call us on 01253 343081 for more details.

Mint mark Mint Mintage
L London 7,515,978
M Melbourne, Australia 5,579,157
S Sydney, Australia 3,259,000
P Perth, Australia 690,992
  Total 17,045,127


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The obverse shows the veiled head portrait of Queen Victoria. It was designed by the sculptor, Thomas Brock. The obverse bears the inscription VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·


The reverse of the coin features the St George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci. The Perth mint mark, P. is located in the ground below the dragon.


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 Perth, Australia
Mintage 690,992
Finish Uncirculated


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VFVF£638.78In Stock
aVFaVF£557.68Out Of Stock
gFinegFine£545.73Out Of Stock
FineFair£488.88Out Of Stock
FineFine£556.58In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
20 January 2017 Fine Fair £274.83
22 July 2017 VF VF £421.38
27 October 2017 aVF aVF £342.38
19 December 2017 gFine gFine £295.59
12 January 2018 gFine gFine £303.91
05 July 2018 VF VF £417.89
10 December 2018 gFine gFine £306.72
03 July 2019 gFine gFine £345.86
04 October 2019 gFine gFine £371.30
04 October 2019 Fine Fine £349.50
24 November 2019 Fine Fine £327.20
17 March 2020 aVF aVF £418.50
06 August 2020 aVF aVF £487.56
25 October 2020 aVF aVF £464.29
09 November 2020 Fine Fine £392.65
19 November 2020 aVF aVF £451.84
08 December 2020 Fine Fine £387.95
16 January 2021 aVF aVF £437.76
30 January 2021 gFine gFine £395.86
04 February 2021 gFine gFine £393.07
08 February 2021 gFine gFine £390.31
23 February 2021 gFine gFine £378.14
26 February 2021 gFine gFine £364.99
08 April 2021 gFine gFine £375.59
12 April 2021 gFine gFine £373.95
26 July 2021 Fine Fine £367.63
03 August 2021 gFine gFine £383.82
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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.