Victoria Old Head Sovereign Information

Written by Ian • Last updated 8 Nov 2018

Victoria old head sovereigns were struck between 1893 and 1901. If your looking for our Victoria old head product range please click here 

Her reign would come to define an age and would prove to be the longest reign in the history of the British Monarchy, until now, beating that of George III, in whose reign she was only just born into.  There are several variations and in order to categorise they are pooled by portrait, mintmark and die numbers.

These sovereigns also known as Veiled or Widow Head are commonly referred to as Type IV sovereigns. The obverse portrait was created by Thomas Brock and the reverse is Pistrucci’s St George and the Dragon design. The 1899 Perth in high grade is difficult to obtain but any branch mint sovereign in high grade will be costly. In 1887, all three different major types were issued (Victoria Young Head Shield, Young Head St. George, and Jubilee Head) and in 1893, both Jubilee and Old Head types were issued.

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1895 Victoria Old Head Sovereign - Obverse

Full List of Dates and Mintmarks

Date
Mintmark
Mintage*
  London Melbourne Sydney Perth Total
1893 Exists Exists Exists None 9,598,260
1894 Exists Exists Exists None 11,016,485
1895 Exists Exists Exists None 10,118,186
1896 Exists Exists Exists None 10,334,997
1897 None Exists Exists None 7,662,565
1898 Exists Exists Exists None 12,418,485
1899 Exists Exists Exists Exists 17,045,127
1900 Exists Exists Exists Exists 20,624,734
1901 Exists Exists Exists Exists 11,467,982

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