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 Reference Gilchrist Photos
1893 Victoria Old London TBC 1893L-V9C1 14500?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1893 Victoria Old Sydney TBC 1893S-V9C1 16200?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
1893 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC 1893M-V9C1 15300?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
1893 Victoria Old London TBC 1893L-V9P1 14501?Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1893 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1894 Victoria Old Sydney TBC 1894S-V9C1 16300?Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
1894 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC 1894M-V9C1 15400?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 TBC 1894L-V9C1 14600?Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1894 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1895 Victoria Old London TBC 1895L-V9C1 14700?Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1895 Victoria Old Sydney TBC 1895S-V9C1 16400?Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
1895 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC 1895M-V9C1 15500?Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
Image of a 1895 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Melbourne
+2
1896 Victoria Old Sydney TBC 1896S-V9C1 16500?Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
+2
1896 Victoria Old London TBC 1896L-V9C1 14800?Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
Image of a 1896 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - London
1896 Victoria Old Melbourne TBC 1896M-V9C1 15600?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 TBC 1897M-V9C1 15700?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 TBC 1897S-V9C1 16600?Image of a 1897 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney
Image of a 1897 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Old Head) - Sydney

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