Gold Sovereign – Victoria – Young Head (Type 2) – 1871-1887

Weight (grams) Purity content Fineness
8 7.322 916.7
£353.27

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St. George & Dragon Reverse In 1871, a major modification was made, and a “Type 2” young head sovereign was introduced. The most obvious difference was the change of reverse from a shield to Pistrucci’s famous Saint George & Dragon reverse. The main difference on the obverse was the removal of the date, which was relocated to the reverse side. When mint-marks were introduced for the branch mints, the mint-mark was placed under the head, as on our photograph of an 1884 Sydney mint sovereign. This type was issued until 1887 inclusive.

 

Queen : Victoria (1837-1901)

Type : Standard circulation coin

Years : 1871-1885

Value : 1 Sovereign = 20 Shillings

Currency : Pound sterling (1158-1970)

Composition : Gold (.9167)

Weight : 7.99 g

Diameter : 22 mm

Shape : Round