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Buy gold British Sovereigns - Young Queen Victoria

British Queen Sovereign gold coins

British Sovereign gold coin (young Victoria)
Minted 1871 - 1885
Fineness: .917
Actual Gold Content: .2354 troy ounce

 

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The Queen Victoria sovereign gold coins invoke a special nostalgia for a time when the British Navy ruled the seas, and the sun never set on the Empire. London flourished as the trading and financial capital of the world; Britain became the center of rapid technological innovation; and, India glittered as the Crown Jewel of the Empire. The gold Sovereign came to symbolize British financial solidity and to this day enjoys a strong international market, wide-spread recognition and strong liquidity.

Young VictoriaThe mints were pressed to keep pace with Queen Victoria's 64 year reign. Several different portraits were utilized beginning with the Young Head portrait (1838-1887), followed by the Jubilee Head design meant to commemorate the 50th year of Queen Victoria's rule (1887-1893) and finally the Veil Head design (1893-1901) which features the mature Victoria. All three designs display St. George slaying the dragon on the reverse. These Queen Victoria coins have lower mintages and are considerably scarcer than the King Sovereign issues of Edward VII and George V which followed.

The "Young Head" is offered for sale in quantity infrequently. The "Jubilee" is more readily available, and the "Veil" head is seen more often than the rest. For the most part, the early Queen Sovereigns are either on the low end of uncirculated or circulated condition, with the "Veil" head variety often sold in uncirculated condition at a premium to the 'King' Sovereigns.

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