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What is the rarest Queen Victoria sovereign?

What is the rarest Queen Victoria sovereign?

The 200-year-old coin – struck in the year of Queen Victoria’s birth – is believed to be one of just 10 that still survive in the world. The George III sovereign was one of only 3,574 minted in 1819 (even the rarest coin in circulation today, the Kew Gardens 50p, had a mintage figure of 210,000).

How much is a Queen Victoria Half Sovereign worth?

The Half Sovereign is a 22 carat coin containing 3.66g of fine gold, with a face value of half a pound. than its face value. Half Sovereign would be worth around £157. monarch at the time that the coin was made.

How much is a 1893 full sovereign worth?

Date Mint Price $
1893 L $560
1893 M $585
1893 M $535
1893 S $535

Was Queen Victoria a sovereign?

Queen Victoria Gold Sovereign of 1838-1874 – Is this the finest royal portrait on a British coin? Victoria came to the throne in 1837 but the first gold sovereign of her reign was not struck until the following year – 1838.

Which gold sovereign is the most valuable?

George III Sovereigns have proved to be the most valuable due to their scarcity, with one fetching £186,000 at auction. The sovereign was discontinued during the start of the First World War in 1914. In 1937, a proof set of Sovereigns were created for the reign of Edward VIII.

What is the rarest gold sovereign?

The 1819 sovereign (pictured above) is the rarest of the 19th and 20th century sovereigns with 3,574 being struck and only 10 thought to remain in existence today.

What is the difference between a sovereign and a half sovereign?

Differences in size and weight A full gold Sovereign coin is about the size of a one pence piece and weighs 7.98g, while the half Sovereign is closer to the old halfpenny size and weighs 3.99g.

Are Queen Victoria coins valuable?

The Queen Victoria Sovereign coin is highly collectible, but other gold and silver Victorian coin types include the shilling, florin and crown.

How much is a 1871 sovereign worth?

Date Mint Price $
1871 L $535
1871 S $750
1871 S $160
1871 S $550

What year sovereigns are rare?

In 1937, a proof set of Sovereigns were created for the reign of Edward VIII. They were never released as the King abdicated in 1938. These are considered to be very rare and one of them fetched £516,000 at an auction in 2014, this was subsequently sold to a collector for 1,000,000 pounds in 2020.

How much does a Victoria Shield gold cut a gold sovereign weigh?

Victoria, Young Head Shield Back – Gold Sovereign

Manufacturer Royal Mint
Weight (grams) 7.98
Pure gold content (grams) 7.315
Fineness 916.7
Dimensions 22.05mm Diameter 1.52mm Thick

Is a gold sovereign a good investment 1871 to 1887?

1871-1887 Young Head Victoria Sovereigns were printed by the Royal Mint and its Australian branches, thus their quality is 100% guaranteed. They are the ideal option for your investment portfolio as most issues are available in abundance and sell for a small premium.

What is the most sought after Sovereign?

What year Sovereign is worth the most?

Understandably and due to their scarcity, George III sovereigns have proven to be the most expensive to purchase. They are certainly a coin for the serious collector, with one particular coin reaching £186,000 at auction in 2013. The outbreak of the First World War saw the sovereign was phased out in 1914.

What is the difference between a gold Sovereign and a gold proof Sovereign?

The difference between a standard sovereign (Circulating or Brilliant Uncirculated) and a proof sovereign is the quality of the finish. The fields on a proof sovereign are highly polished, producing a mirror like surface.