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

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

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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 = 10 Shillings
  • Currency : Pound sterling (1158-1970)
  • Composition : Gold (.9167)
  • Weight : 3.98 g
  • Diameter : 19 mm
  • Shape : Round
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Purity: 916 (22ct)

Pure Metal Content: 3.6575

Weight: 3.99 g

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