1 Sovereign - Victoria 3rd portrait


Country 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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 4024
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References KM# 785,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 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.


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


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.


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


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.




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 18%
1893  773 0.4% Proof
1894  3 783 000 318.24 480.20 17%
1895  2 285 000 417.47 13%
1896  3 334 000 16%
1898  4 361 000 392.20 16%
1899  7 516 000 387.22 423.52 28%
1900  10 847 000 363.02 453.77 28%
1901  1 579 000 376.65 15%

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