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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).
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.
How much is a 1887 gold coin worth?
Pricing the 1887 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin
|1887 Liberty Head $20 Gold Coin (S)||N/A||$1,575|
|Source: Red Book|
How much gold is in a Half Sovereign?
The half sovereign is an English and later, British gold coin with a nominal value of half a pound sterling, or ten shillings. It is half the weight (and has half the gold content) of its counterpart ‘full’ sovereign coin….Half sovereign.
|Mass||3.994 g (61.637 gr)|
|Composition||22 Carat Gold|
How much is a gold half sovereign worth?
The gold half sovereign is a British gold coin with a face value of fifty pence (50p). Since 1817, the half sovereign has been made of 22 carat gold, with a weight of 3.99 grams. The coin has a diameter of 19.30mm, and contains 0.1177 troy ounces of fine gold.
How big is the young head Victoria sovereign?
The Young Head Victoria Gold Full Sovereign is made of 7.98g of .917 purity gold, it is 22.05 mm in diameter and 1.56 mm thick.
What was the face value of the Victoria half sovereign?
Half-sovereigns from Victorias era are plentiful as many were released. Most of the designs released were Shield designs but some of the later coins featured St George on the reverse. Half-sovereign coins had a face value of half of a pound.
Why are there premiums on Victorian gold coins?
When everyone is buying and very few offloading Victorian Sovereigns, premiums go up to reflect the difficulty in sourcing the coins. Just like the smart money – think hedge funds and central banks, try to buy your gold sovereigns when the price is low and everyone else is selling.