This 1901 Victoria veiled head gold sovereign comes from the Perth Mint.
The 'P' mint mark can be seen on the St George and the Dragon reverse just above the date. Struck in 22 carat gold.
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This British gold coin was minted at the Perth mint in Australia. In 1901, The Royal Mint in London and the Australian branch mints in Melbourne and Sydney also produced sovereigns.
This was the final year that Victoria sovereigns were issued as the Queen died on 22 January 1901. If you collect sovereigns, this is an important portrait to collect.
Thomas Brock designed this portrait of Queen Victoria. It is often referred to as the Old Head, the Veiled or the Widow portrait and was used on the obverse of sovereigns from 1893 until 1901.
|1901 Sovereigns Mintage|
Thomas Brock designed the veiled (or widow) head portrait of Queen Victoria. It was used sovereigns from 1893 until 1901.
The reverse features an engraving by Benedetto Pistrucci. It first appeared on coins in 1817 and shows St George slaying the dragon. The date and the engraver's initials are in exergue. The P mint mark for the Perth mint is located in the ground above the date.
|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|
|04 October 2018||gVF||gVF||£412.44|
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