Victoria - Young Head (Shield)

The Victoria Young Head Sovereign displays the Queen's "young head" portrait on the obverse. This can be identified through the hair tied into a double fillet with a large ponytail bun at the rear. The edges are milled with a linear circle around the raised border. This Victorian Sovereign design also features the initials of William Wyon on the bust truncation. The Victoria Young Head would remain a stable of British gold sovereigns from 1838 to 1887.

The Shieldback Sovereign’s reverse engraving displays a thistle and rose tied together by a ribbon. The inner sides bear eleven pearls, with five more in the upright centre. The outer sides of the Sovereign include a laurel.

Date
Mint
W.W. State
Date Monarch Head type Mint Ww state Die number Scarcity Reference Gilchrist Photos
1838 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1838L-V1C1 2200?Image of a 1838 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1838 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1838 Victoria Young London Not Known - TBC 1838L-V1C2 2201?Image of a 1838 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1838 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1839 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1839L-V1C1 2300?Image of a 1839 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1839 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1839 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1839L-V1P2 2302?Image of a 1839 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1839 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1839 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1839L-V1P1 2301?Image of a 1839 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1839 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1839 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1839L-V1P3 2303?Image of a 1839 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1841 Victoria Young London Not Known - TBC 1841L-V1C1 2400?Image of a 1841 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1841 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1841 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1841L-V1C2 2401?Image of a 1841 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1841 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1842 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1842L-V1C1 2500?Image of a 1842 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1842 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1842 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1842L-V1C2 2501?Image of a 1842 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1842 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1842 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1842L-V1C3 2502?Image of a 1842 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1842 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1843 Victoria Young London Not Known - TBC 1843L-V1C4 2603?Image of a 1843 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1843 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1843 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1843L-V1C1 2600?Image of a 1843 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1843 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1843 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1843L-V1C12 2617?Image of a 1843 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
1843 Victoria Young London Raised - TBC 1843L-V1C2 2601?Image of a 1843 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London
Image of a 1843 Gold Sovereign: Victoria (Shield) - London

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