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Victoria Old Head Sovereign


    Categories Gold Sovereign Coins.
    Weight 7.98 g

    Victoria Old Head Sovereign coin

    The Victoria Old Head Sovereign coin forms part of arguably the world’s best-known coin issue, the Sovereign, which has a history dating back to 1489.

    All our pre-owned coins undergo strict quality checks by our team of experts to ensure their condition is excellent. Coins will be carefully packed loose, but if you’d like to further protect your coins, we offer Sovereign coin capsules

    Coin design

    The obverse features the Victoria Old Head, also known as the veiled head, while the reverse displays the classic St.George and Dragon design by Benedetto Pistucci. This portrait represents the image most of us associate with Queen Victoria. Perhaps because it spans both the turn of the century, the peak of the Victorian age, and her eventual death in 1901.


    The coins will date between 1893-1901. The annual mintage of the coin is fairly consistent, averaging around the 10 million mark, although a spike to double this quantity at the turn of the Twentieth century reflects the significance and celebration the new century brought. The coins are available with London, Melbourne and Sydney mintmarks for most of the 9-year run, and some coins produced by the Perth mint are available from the final 3 years of production only.

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

    Our Expert Opinion

    This coin ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of different people. It trades at far more modest prices than its older version, the Victoria Young Head Sovereign, enabling buyers to own a coin of more than a century in age with a huge amount of history attached, but still, keep premiums relatively low. For this reason, it appeals to both investors and collectors alike, a sweet combination for both types of buyer if they hope for the coin to rise in value, over and above any gold price rises. They’re relatively available in the market, keeping premiums reasonable and affordable so the coin appeals to both new and experienced investors. With the Sovereigns history and track record, the liquidity for these coins are superb, maximizing selling price and profit potential. As a legal tender coin, any of the profits are free from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) – happy days.