• 1901 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head London 21621
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1901 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head London

1901 Victoria Old Head London mint sovereign. Struck in 22 carat gold, this British coin features the St George and the Dragon reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci.

This is the lowest mintage of the Old Head sovereigns minted in London with a mintage of 1,578,948. We find these coins sell fairly quickly as their mintage is on the lower end. 

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

from £522.96

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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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1901 sovereigns were produced at the Perth, Sydney and Melbourne branch mints in Australia, as well as The Royal Mint, in London. This coin was minted in London for circulation with a nominal value of one pound.

This British sovereign was struck in the same year that Queen Victoria died. 1901 was that last year in which Victoria sovereigns were issued.

Mint mark Mint Mintage
L London 1,578,948
M Melbourne, Australia 3,987,701
P Perth, Australia 2,889,333
S Sydney, Australia 3,012,000
  Total 11,467,982


The obverse of the sovereign shows the widow head (or veiled head) portrait of Queen Victoria by Thomas Brock. This was the last portrait used on Victoria's coins. This gold coin bears the inscription VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP·


The coin features the iconic St George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci. The date, 1901 and the engraver's 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 London
Mintage  1,578,948
Finish Uncirculated
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EFEF£629.69Out Of Stock
aEFaEF£599.59Out Of Stock
gVFgVF£576.99Out Of Stock
VFVF£522.96In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
04 July 2017 EF EF £436.55
26 December 2018 aEF aEF £421.86
01 April 2019 aEF aEF £417.18
08 April 2019 aEF aEF £420.72
08 August 2019 gVF gVF £462.00
25 August 2021 gVF gVF £485.77
04 October 2021 VF VF £449.62
31 October 2021 gVF gVF £485.70
23 November 2021 gVF gVF £498.98
19 February 2022 gVF gVF £514.50
21 March 2022 gVF gVF £536.21
22 September 2022 VF VF £494.44
06 October 2022 gVF gVF £553.56
24 November 2022 gVF gVF £531.05
02 October 2023 VF VF £501.52
09 November 2023 EF EF £630.47
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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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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 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.