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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 (.9166)
Weight 7.9881 g
Diameter 22.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 7
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1871 S 2,814,000
1871 S Proof
1872 M 748,000
1872 S 1,815,000
1873 M 752,000
1873 M Proof
1873 S 1,478,000
1874 M 1,373,000
1874 M Proof
1874 S 1,899,000
1875 M 1,888,000
1875 M Proof
1875 S 2,122,000
1876 M 2,124,000
1876 S 1,613,000
1877 M 1,487,000
1877 S Proof
1877 S 2 Ultra Rare
1878 M 2,171,000
1879 M 2,740,000
1879 S 1,366,000
1880 M 3,053,000
1880 S 1,459,000
1880 S Proof
1881 M 2,324,000
1881 M Proof
1881 S 1,360,000
1882 M 2,466,000
1882 S 1,298,000
1883 M 2,050,000
1883 M Proof
1883 S 1,108,000
1884 M 2,942,000
1884 M Proof
1884 S 1,595,000
1885 M 2,957,000
1885 M Proof
1885 S 1,486,000
1886 M 2,902,000
1886 M Proof
1886 S 1,677,000
1887 M 1,915,000
1887 M Proof
1887 S 1,000,000

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Numista Rarity index: 44 Search tips
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