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Victoria Young Head 1871 - 1887

Our specific year Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereigns are selected from only the finest condition coins in our stocks and will be significantly higher in grade compared to our non-specific Sovereigns. We aim for a coin grade of VF+ (very fine and above). Exceptional or rare coins will be listed with the photograph of the actual coin rather than a generic picture.

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Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereign

The above Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereign coins are those produced between 1871 and 1881. These coins feature the first 'Young Head' portrait of the Queen, but were a newer design to those from her early reign that returned to the classic George and the Dragon design known by investors and collectors today. Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereigns were struck in London and Australia to ensure enough coins for the British Empire. Australian produced coins will feature a letter mint mark to denote which mint struck them.

Three different sets of initials appear on Queen Victoria 'Young Head' gold Sovereigns, marking either the engravers and designers, or the Mint Master of the time.

  • Joseph Edgar Boehm (J.E.B.)
  • Leonard Charles Wyon (L.C.W.)
  • Thomas Brock (T.B.)