The 1864 gold sovereign features a Victoria Young Head with a shield reverse. The portrait of Queen Victoria is the second large head. The die numbers shown are for illustrative purposes only. We have an extensive stock of sovereigns, with various die numbers available; if you would like to know the die number you will receive, or are interested in specific die numbers, please contact us.
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The 1864 gold sovereign coin was struck with a number of different die numbers. The die number is situated on the reverse of the sovereign, towards the bottom of the shield, above the rose, shamrock and thistle.
Struck in 22 carat gold, this British coin was originally issued as a circulation coin with a nominal value of one pound (twenty shillings).
The obverse of the sovereign shows the young portrait design of Victoria. This is the second (large) head variety. The initials, WW, for the engraver William Wyon are incuse without stops in the truncated neck.
The obverse bears a short inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA and the date.
The reverse of the sovereign shows Jean Baptiste Merlen's shield design. The die number is located above the rose at the bottom of the coin.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|