Collect 1899 Victoria Old Head Sydney Mint Gold Sovereigns.
These 1899 Queen Victoria sovereigns were issued by the Sydney Mint in Australia. The coins feature Thomas Brock's 'old head' (or 'widow head') portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse, with Benedetto Pistrucci's iconic St George and the Dragon reverse.
These 22 carat gold sovereigns have been graded and slabbed by NGC and have attained the grade of MS-62.
A total of 3,259,000 British sovereigns were minted for circulation by the Sydney Mint.
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.
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The obverse of the coin features the 'old head' portrait of Queen Victoria. The engraving was designed by sculptor, Thomas Brock. All sovereigns issued from 1887 until 1901 feature the old (or widow) head portrait. 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 features the iconic St George and the Dragon design. This was created by Benedetto Pistrucci and first appeared on sovereigns in 1817.
The 'S' on the ground, below the dragon, shows this gold coin was minted in Sydney, Australia. The date and initials B.P. are shown in exergue.
|Weight / Size
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces
|Fineness / Carat
|0.917 / 22
|Mint / Brand
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