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Victoria Young Head Shield Back Sovereign

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Sovereign Victoria Young Head Gold Coin (shield back)

The Sovereign Victoria Young Head coin was minted in the heyday of the Victorian era. The Royal Mint’s best known coin, the Sovereign, has a history dating back to 1489.

All our pre-owned coins undergo strict quality checks by our team of experts. The grade of coin will be selected from our finest in stock. The picture provides an example of the type of coin you’ll receive. If you’d like to further protect your coins, we offer Sovereign coin capsules. This product suits investors who do not mind which year they receive.

These hugely collectible coins feature the sought-after shield back design on its reverse. This emblem was imagined by designer Jean Baptiste Merlen

The obverse of the coin depicts Queen Victoria as a young 18 year old woman with her hair ties in a bun. This portrait by engraver William Wyon is commonly referred to as the bun-head portrait.

The coins will date between 1838-1874.

Our Expert Opinion

These are amongst the oldest coins we sell and are considered semi-numismatic. In other words, its value consists of both its gold content and a historical or collectors coin value. Premiums on older numismatic coins will be far higher due to rarity and more sophisticated knowledge of historical coins is advised before venturing into buying coins of 150 years or more.

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.