1878 Gold Sovereign Victoria Young Head Shield - Sydney Mint
The only mint which issued shield sovereigns in 1878 was Sydney.
Shields were also the only type of sovereign the Sydney Mint issued that year, it did not issue any with the St. George & dragon reverse.
The London Mint issued no shield sovereigns dated 1878, but did issue the St. George reverse type. The Melbourne Mint also only produced the St. George and dragon type in 1878, and no shields.
Gold Sovereigns - Victoria Young Head Shield Reverse
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The US $ prices in the this table may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Key To Mintmarks
L = London, no mintmark.
M = Melbourne, Australia
S = Sydney, Australia
EK = Edge Knock
Where we do not specify a mint mark, we are offering an unspecified mint of our choice.
Please see our die numbers page for more information about die numbers.
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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