Victoria Young Head St George Gold Sovereign Information
Queen Victoria's 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. If your looking to buy Victoria young head St george sovereign please click here
The Young Head St George and the Dragon Sovereign
These sovereigns are also commonly referred to as “Type II” sovereigns. The obverse portrait was created by William Wyon and the reverse is Pistrucci’s St George and Dragon design. The 1879 London Mint is arguably the rarest sovereign of this type and is difficult to find in any grade! Overdates exist and the 1880 over 1870 is considered scarce and collectable. The M (Melbourne), and S (Sydney) mintmarks appear on the obverse of the Young Head St George sovereigns, below the portrait, instead of on the reverse:
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Key to Mintmarks
Coin and Medal Alignment
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Victorian young head Saint George & dragon reverse sovereigns were issued from 1871 to 1887 inclusive. We buy & sell gold sovereigns, in addition to almost all coins, British or world, in gold or any other metal, but British gold sovereigns are one of our major specialities.
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