Queen Victoria Sovereigns Head Type Set (3 Sovereigns)

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Queen Victoria Sovereigns Head Type Set (3 Sovereigns)

Contains 1 each of the following examples : 

Young head 'St George Dragon Reverse' (1871-87)

Obverse : The Queen’s head to left. Hair bound with a double fillet and collected up into a knot behind. Initials W.W. in truncation. The Mint Letter 'M' / 'S' denoting Melbourne or Sydney mint under truncation, Sovereigns struck at the Tower Mint in London do not carry a mintmark.

Reverse :St.George mounted with sword attacking the dragon. The date appears below the exergue line at the bottom with the letters B.P. to the right. Horse with varying length tail.

Jubilee Head (1887-1893)

Obverse: Queen Victoria 'Jubilee' veiled head sovereigns head facing to the left with small crown, Garter Riband and Star, Albert Order. 'Small and spread' initials 'J.E.B.' denoting in truncation denoting engraver Joseph Edgar Boehm. Crown encroaches into toothed rim on early examples, this was corrected in later years. 

Reverse: caries the classic St.George mounted with sword attacking the dragon. The date appears below the exergue line at the bottom with the small letters B.P. to the right. The mintmark 'M'/'S' denoting Sydney / Melbourne is located in center of ground line above date area. Examples struck at the London mint do not carry any mintmark. The Jubilee head sovereigns were struck for all years 1887 - 1893. 

Widow Head (1893-1901)

Obverse: Queen Victoria veiled head sovereigns crowned facing to the left, type often described as the 'Old or Widow head series'. Garter Riband and Star, initials 'T.P.' below truncation denoting engraver Thomas Brock.St.

Reverse: George mounted with sword attacking the dragon, date appears below the exergue (ground) line at the bottom with the small letters B.P. to the right. Struck at various mints for all years 1893-1901.

Individual Sovereign Specification

- Struck in 22ct gold 
- Fineness: .916
- Coin Weight: 7.98g
- Gold Content: 0.234 Troy oz 
- Diameter: 22.05mm

Set Specification

- Number of Full Sovereigns: 3
- Fineness: .916
- Total Coin Weight: 23.94g (sovereign weighs can vary 7.96g-8.00g)
- Total Gold Content: 0.234 x 3 = 0.702 Troy ounces

We endevour to keep all years available, the image is of the coin you will receive some years may not be available due to rarity, if you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us

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