Victoria - Old Head

The Jubilee Sovereign would be replaced by the new Widow bust or Old head design in 1893. The sovereign was designed by Thomas Brock (1847 - 1922), which is evident through his initials below the bust. The front of the Sovereign also makes explicit reference to Victoria’s title as Empress of India.

The reverse of the sovereign would display Benedetto Pistrucci's famed St. George slaying the dragon design. The coin would also use an upright axis, known as En Medaille. Pistrucci’s design would be the last Sovereign produced of Victoria before her passing in 1901.

Date
Mint
Date Monarch Head type Mint Scarcity Gilchrist Photos
1893 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC15300?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
1893 Victoria Old London TBC14500?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1893 Victoria Old Sydney TBC16200?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
1893 Victoria Old London TBC14501?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1894 Victoria Old Sydney TBC16300?Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
1894 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC15400?Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
+2
1894 Victoria Old London TBC14600?Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1895 Victoria Old London TBC14700?Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1895 Victoria Old Sydney TBC16400?Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
1895 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC15500?Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
+2
1896 Victoria Old London TBC14800?Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1896 Victoria Old Sydney TBC16500?Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
+2
1896 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC15600?Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
+2
1897 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC15700?Image of a 1897 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
Image of a 1897 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
+2
1897 Victoria Old Sydney TBC16600?Image of a 1897 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney

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