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1 Sovereign - Victoria

Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1871-1887
Value 1 Sovereign (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.9881 g
Diameter 22.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 7
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Queen Victoria's young head, surrounded by legend. Mintmark below bust.

Lettering:
VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
W.W.
M

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

St George slaying the dragon, with the date in exergue below.

Lettering: 1876 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

Mintmarks:
M = Melbourne Mint
S = Sydney Mint

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1871 S 2,814,000 6%
1871 S 0.7% Proof
1872 M 748,000 1.3%
1872 S 1,815,000 5%
1873 M 752,000 5%
1873 M 0% Proof
1873 S 1,478,000 7%
1874 M 1,373,000 6%
1874 M 0% Proof
1874 S 1,899,000 5%
1875 M 1,888,000 11%
1875 M 0% Proof
1875 S 2,122,000 4%
1876 M 2,124,000 9%
1876 S 1,613,000 9%
1877 M 1,487,000 11%
1877 S 0% Proof
1877 S 2 1.3% Ultra Rare
1878 M 2,171,000 13%
1879 M 2,740,000 13%
1879 S 1,366,000 2.0%
1880 M 3,053,000 8%
1880 S 1,459,000 4%
1880 S 0% Proof
1881 M 2,324,000 10%
1881 M 0% Proof
1881 S 1,360,000 6%
1882 M 2,466,000 8%
1882 S 1,298,000 5%
1883 M 2,050,000 7%
1883 M 0% Proof
1883 S 1,108,000 3%
1884 M 2,942,000 10%
1884 M 0% Proof
1884 S 1,595,000 4%
1885 M 2,957,000 12%
1885 M 0% Proof
1885 S 1,486,000 5%
1886 M 2,902,000 13%
1886 M 0% Proof
1886 S 1,677,000 3%
1887 M 1,915,000 9%
1887 M 0% Proof
1887 S 1,000,000 6%

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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