Victoria Old Head Sovereign
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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
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.
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.
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.