1863 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield - 827 Variety
In 1863, die numbers were introduced on the reverse of sovereigns. This was done to assist with production and quality control, and the practice continued on most London Mint sovereigns.
Also, a small quantity were issued with an obverse die number "827" in raised numerals on the truncation of the neck. These are rare, but exist in at least two varieties, the first without reverse die number, and the second with reverse die number 22.
We show one of each on this page.
Gold Sovereigns - Victoria Young Head Shield Reverse
London Mint Only.
The US $ prices in the this table may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Date||Die #||Description||Marsh||Spink||Mintage||Grade||Stock||Price £||Price $
1863||None||No Reverse Die Number, Obverse Die 827||46A, R6||3852F||5,921,669*||VF / almost EF||Sold||£Ask||$Ask
1863||22||Reverse Die Number, Obverse Die 827||48A, R5||3853A||5,921,669*||about VF||Sold||£Ask||$Ask
Key To Table
5,921,669* = Total mintage for date, including all varieties.
Please see our die numbers page for more information about die numbers.
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