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Victoria Young Head Shield Back Half Sovereign

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Victoria Young Head Half Sovereign gold coin (shield back)

These coins can be any year from this period or varying grades, depending on stock levels. You may wish to consider the accompanying Half Sovereign coin capsules.

The obverse of the Victoria Young Head Half Sovereign features Queen Victoria in her early years, with her hair up in a bun – the reason why this William Wyon portrait is commonly referred to as Victoria bun head.

This highly collectible coin features the relatively rare ‘Shield Back’ emblem on its reverse by renowned designer J.B.Merlen . This depicts the Ensigns Armorials and garnished shield. These coins are far scarcer than Sovereigns with George & the Dragon on the back due to lower mintages and many being removed from circulation.

In 1887, the reverse of Sovereigns started to feature a new design of the classic St.George and Dragon by Benedetto Pistucci.

The coins will date between 1838-1887.

The picture illustrates the type of coin you’ll receive, not the exact item.

Our Expert Opinion

The Victoria Young Head Half Sovereign features the sought-after shield back design on the reverse. Combined with the coin’s age, it’s ideally suited to collector’s and those seeking long term investment. You may also consider coins from other periods such as the Edward Half Sovereign and the George V Gold Sovereign.

Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.

Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.

Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.

You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.

In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.

For more details please see section 4 of our Terms & Conditions and our Delivery & Storage page.

If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.

All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.

Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.

Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.

A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.