• 1901 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 22685
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  • 1901 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 22685
  • 1901 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 22686
  • 1901 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne 22687
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1901 Gold Sovereign Victoria Old Head Melbourne

Buy the 1901 Melbourne mint Victoria Old Head sovereign. This was the last year that sovereigns were issued for Queen Victoria. The coins shows the veiled head obverse and the St George and the Dragon reverse. The coin is truck in 22 carat and contains 0.2354 troy oz of gold.

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

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Empire Mints

Sovereigns were produced in this year by the Royal Mint in London, and the Royal Mint's Australian branch mints in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. This British gold coin was struck at the Melbourne Mint.


A total of 11,467,982 British sovereigns were issued by the four mints in 1901.

The sovereign is British legal currency and is exempt from capital gains tax. First introduced as a hammered gold coin in 1489, the sovereign was reintroduced in 1817 and is a popular coin with both coin collectors and investors.

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 veiled head portrait of Queen Victoria can be found on the obverse. It was designed by the sculptor, Thomas Brock.


The reverse of this 1901 British sovereign shows St George slaying the dragon. This was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci and first appeared on coin in 1817. The M mint mark above the date shows that this sovereign was produced in Melbourne.


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 Melbourne
Mintage  3,987,701
Finish Uncirculated
Grade aEF/aEF
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aEFaEF£490.00In Stock
gVFgVF£612.52In Stock
VFVF£524.14In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
27 October 2021 aEF aEF £490.00
22 November 2022 aEF aEF £490.00
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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.