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1861 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield
In 1861, there was only one main type of shield sovereign. The type, which has the second portrait, issued from 1853 to 1863, has a slightly larger head, in lower relief, and the reverse legends are repositioned.
There are no die numbers, and the engraver's initials WW are incuse on the truncation of the neck.
All 1861 sovereigns are therefore London Mint, second portrait, shield reverse, with no die number.

Gold Sovereigns - Victoria Young Head Shield Reverse
London Mint Only.
The following list of sovereigns is for coins in stock as at our last update of this page.
It is best to check prices and availability before ordering or give alternatives.
The US $ prices in the this table may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDescriptionMarshSpinkMintageGradeStockPrice £Price $
1861Second Head443852D7,624,736*Fine/ good FineYes£350$550

Historic Prices
DateDescriptionMarshSpinkMintageGradeStockPrice £Price $
1861Second Head443852D7,624,736*almost VFSold£120$160
1861Second Head443852D7,624,736*FineSold£105$140
1861Second Head, I861 in Date44A3852D7,624,736*AnyWanted£Ask$Ask

Notes
* = Includes all varieties.

Die Numbers
Please see our die numbers page for more information about die numbers.

Type Coins
If you are not looking for a particular date, but want a nice example of this type of sovereign, you can order a "type coin". Just look at our list of dates, grades and prices. Select the price you wish to pay, and we will send you the best grade coin we have available for that price, with our choice of date.

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All our coins are guaranteed genuine, and we try to grade reasonably conservatively. For customers ordering by post, we want you to be delighted when you receive your coin. We thrive on repeat business and recommendation.

Victoria Type Collection




Obverse of 1861 Victoria Shield Sovereign with WW Incuse
Obverse of 1861 Victoria Shield Sovereign with WW Incuse

Reverse of 1861 Victoria Shield Sovereign Incuse WW Type
Reverse of 1861 Victoria Shield Sovereign Incuse WW Type

Obverse of 1861 Sovereign - Close Up of Date
Obverse of 1861 Sovereign - Close Up of Date

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