1900 Victoria sovereign issued by the Sydney mint. This 22 carat gold coin bears the St George and the Dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci, with the Old Head portrait by Thomas Brock on the obverse.
There was only one type of old head sovereign minted in Sydney for this year and this is Marsh 169 and Spink 3877
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In 1900, British sovereigns were produced by The Royal Mint in London and three branch mints; Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. This coin was minted in Sydney, Australia, 3,586,000 sovereigns were issued there in 1900.
Struck in 22 carat gold, this coins features the Old Head portrait of Queen Victoria created by Thomas Brock and the classic St George and Dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci.
|1900 Sovereigns Mintage|
The obverse of this sovereign bears the veiled head portrait of Queen Victoria, known as the Old Head. This portrait was designed by the sculptor, Thomas Brock, his initials T.B. are set below the truncated neck. The sovereign features the inscription VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP·
The reverse features the iconic St George and the Dragon engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci. The S mint mark in the line of the ground below the dragon denotes that the sovereign was minted in Sydney. The date and the engraver's initials B.P. are in exergue below the design.
|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|
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