Best Value UK Gold Sovereign - Queen Victoria - Shield Reverse 1863
- Just one available dated 1863 with presentation box and certificate of authenticity
- Produced by London Mint
- Pre-owned condition "Good Very Fine"
- Rare & Collectable 'Shield Reverse' design
- Each Sovereign contains 7.322 Grams Of Gold
- Sovereigns are constructed of 22 carat gold or 91.76% purity and 8.33% copper
- Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK) VAT Free (UK/EC)
- UK Government assurance of weight and purity
- Our prices are inclusive of insured delivery to a UK address
Need to know:
Sovereigns were issued for Queen Victoria in almost every year from 1838 to 1901. The British Young Head Victoria Gold Sovereign is considered one of most attractive and certainly the most collectable Sovereign on the market today.
There are two types of Young Head Victoria coins. On the obverse, both types bear the left-facing head of the Queen not wearing her crown. The attractive and well balanced portrait is now commonly referred to as the "Young Head" type or the "bun" head. Sir William Wyon, the Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint at Tower Hill, prepared a wax model based in a sketch of the Queen drawn when she first posed for him as a young Princess in 1831 and engraved the obverse punches and dies. In the shield reverse type, the portrait bears the year of issue and is circumscribed with Latin legend "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA". In the St George and Dragon type the mintmark appears under the head and we find the Latin inscription "VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR REG: FID:DEF:" (Victoria by the Grace of God King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith.)
The shield reverse features a crowned garnished shield of arms with a small rosette on either side, designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen, and inscribed with the legend "BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF". The mintmarks are to be found below the wreath but above the rose.
On the reverse we find Benedetto Pistrucci's emblematic design of St George killing the Dragon. The date of issue is inscribed at the bottom.
Gold continues to be desired, as it has been for centuries, for both its beauty and value, sovereign coins are an affordable way to appreciate its precious qualities. Sovereigns are a staple of any UK bullion investors portfolio for many different reasons, issued as UK legal tender, each coin is meticulously struck by The Royal Mint from 22 carat gold.
As well as being highly competitively priced, soveriegns are UK legal tender and hence Capital Gains Tax free, which is an important factor to consider when choosing what to form of metal to buy. By purchasing UK coins eligible for CGT exemption you can avoid paying tax over the profit you make, the amount of this CGT free profit won't affect or decrease the limit of tax free profit on your other investments either.
The UK government assures the weight and purity of each coin it produces, Britannia coins are designed for mass storage and safe transit, providing exceptional convenience for all gold bullion coin buyers.
The price of Sovereign coins closely tracks the gold price due to their gold content, these coins are highly recognisable and highly liquid, there will always be someone waiting to buy them from you when you are ready to sell.
Gold sovereigns are currently issued with an unlimited mintage, if you are looking for limited edition UK coins we also stock other series including the UK Lunar and Queen's Beasts.
The Royal Mint is a national treasure, making beautifully crafted coins and medals for countries all over the world. Over a thousand years of craftsmanship and artistry ensures every piece they strike is a long lasting piece of history.
The Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.
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