• 1899 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Sydney 23140
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1899 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Sydney

1899 Victoria British sovereign issued at the Sydney mint in Australia. This 22 carat gold coin features the famous St George and the Dragon design on the reverse.

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In 1899, sovereigns were produced by the Sydney, Perth and Melbourne branch mints in Australia, as well as the Royal Mint in London. Out of 17,045,127 gold sovereigns struck in 1899, 3,259,000 British sovereigns were minted for circulation by the Sydney mint. 


All Queen Victoria sovereigns issued from 1887 until 1901 feature the Old Head portrait engraved by the sculptor, Thomas Brock. This left facing portrait of the mature queen is surrounded by the inscription VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP·


The reverse of the 1899 British sovereign was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. It features the St George and the Dragon engraving which first appeared on sovereigns in 1817. The S in the ground below the dragon is the mint mark that shows this gold coin was minted in Sydney, Australia. The date and initials B.P. are in exergue.


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 3,259,000
Finish Uncirculated
Price List
aEFaEF£580.43In Stock
VFVF£591.83In Stock
VFVF£492.63In Stock
EFEF£603.53Out of Stock
aEFaEF£580.43In Stock
gVFgVF£554.03In Stock
VFgVF£540.93In Stock
gVFgVF£554.03In Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
19 March 2019 EF EF £465.71
25 March 2020 EF EF £578.89
06 June 2020 VF VF £359.84
20 July 2020 VF VF £385.55
12 August 2020 VF VF £395.97
24 August 2020 EF EF £610.35
Terms & Delivery

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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 gold 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. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

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.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

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 < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £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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