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

Gold 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.


  • Issuer - United Kingdom
  • Monarch - Victoria
  • Type - Standard circulation coin
  • Years - 1871 - 1887
  • Value - 1 Sovereign = 20 Shillings
  • Currency - Pound sterling (1158-1970)
  • Composition - Gold (.9167)
  • Weight - 7.99 g
  • Diameter - 22 mm
  • Thickness - 1.5 mm
  • Shape - Round



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Dimensions: 22mm

Purity: 916 (22ct)

Pure Metal Content: 7.33g

Weight: 7.99 g

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