UK Full Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head 1871-1887
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Items can be posted to us - we recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery service to ensure your goods are delivered securely. Alternatively, they can be brought into our secure showroom upon appointment.
Step 1: Download, print, and complete our 'Sell To Us' form and include this inside your parcel with your securely wrapped items.
Step 2: Send your parcel to Atkinsons, 202 Gracechurch Centre, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B72 1PA. Royal Mail Special Delivery should be used to safely post your items. Parcels can be insured up to £2,500.00. Parcels with a value exceeding this should be split into packs each containing a value of less than £2,500.00.
Step 3: When your parcel has arrived with us, our purchasing team will contact you to agree the finalised price. Payment can then be made by bank transfer, with funds appearing in your account within 72 hours. There may be an option to have a same day payment subject to limits and cut off times (a charge of £25 is applicable). Personal cheques are also available if preferred.
If you have any further questions please contact one of our experienced team on 0121 355 0620 or email email@example.com
Please Note: Quotations are an indication of the price only, based on the current metal price. The actual price you receive will be based on the live metal price when we receive your items. All goods are tested to verify weight and purity.
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Victoria Young Head coins, featuring the George and the Dragon reverse, were minted from 1871 – 1887. Coins in these years featured the first portrait of Queen Victoria, often referred to as the ‘young head’ or ‘bun head’.
The Queen faces to the left on these coins and are struck in coin alignment rather than medal alignment. This means that should you hold the coin at the top and bottom and turn it through a vertical axis the head or reverse will appear the right way up.
The modern British sovereigns feature Benedetto Pistrucci's design depicting George & the Dragon on the reverse. They have been struck both at the Royal Mint and at branch mints since 1817.
- Each coin weighs 7.98g and is 916.7 22ct Gold.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 22.05mm Thickness: 1.52mm.
The Latin inscription VICTORIA DG BRITANNIAR REG FD translates as ‘Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of Britain, Defender of the Faith’.
Coins were minted at the London, Melbourne and Sydney Mints. Mint mark can be found on the reverse and is located under the George and the Dragon.
The Royal Mint