1 Sovereign - Victoria 3rd portrait

1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait) -  obverse1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1901
Value 1 Sovereign = 20 Shillings (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22.05 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 4024
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 785,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3874
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Older crowned and veiled bust ('Old Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around.

Lettering: VICTORIA·DEI·GRA · BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF · IND·IMP

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith Empress of India

Engraver: Thomas Brock

Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA was an English sculptor, whose works include the monument to Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.

Reverse

St. George slaying the dragon right, date in exergue.

Lettering:
1893
B.P.

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Edge

Milled

Comments

The standard weight of a sovereign was 160/623 troy ounce (123.3 grains). The pure gold content was 113 1/623 grains (7.3224 g).

Note: for issues with mintmark below horse's right rear hoof, see Australia - Colonial
(M = Melbourne mint, P = Perth mint, S = Sydney mint)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1893  6 898 000 $ 402 $ 411 $ 418 $ 626 16%
1893  773 $ 12 240 0.6% Proof
1894  3 783 000 $ 318 $ 420 $ 463 $ 535 19%
1895  2 285 000 $ 392 $ 854 14%
1896  3 334 000 $ 387 $ 509 $ 683 16%
1898  4 361 000 $ 343 $ 655 16%
1899  7 516 000 $ 339 $ 373 $ 476 $ 683 30%
1900  10 847 000 $ 318 $ 395 $ 473 $ 501 28%
1901  1 579 000 $ 330 $ 968 15%

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32876
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1893 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 1020.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232048
Lot 64416
Internet Archive
Nov 25, 2020 1893 UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 492.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 November 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coins Platinum and Signature Online Auction - Dallas 3088
Lot 34842
Internet Archive
Nov 5, 2020 1893 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 1050.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 October 11 The Caranett Collection Part III - Gold Coins of Western Europe & Britain - Including Nine #1 PCGS Registry Sets World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61173
Lot 98310
Internet Archive
Oct 11, 2020 1893 UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 690.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 July 12 The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns, Part II World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61159
Lot 99209
Internet Archive
Jul 12, 2020 1893 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 630.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
2020 July 12 The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns, Part II World Coins Special Monthly Online Auction 61159
Lot 99210
Internet Archive
Jul 12, 2020 1893 UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 660.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232209
Lot 61505
Internet Archive
Feb 24, 2022 1893 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 492.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232039
Lot 64387
Internet Archive
Sep 23, 2020 1893 USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232039
Lot 64388
Internet Archive
Sep 23, 2020 1893 USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Sovereign - Victoria (3rd portrait)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232039
Lot 64389
Internet Archive
Sep 23, 2020 1893 USD 432.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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