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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.

Mintages
DateMintMintage
1878London0
1878Melbourne0
1878Sydney1,259,000
1878Total1,259,000

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The US $ prices in the this table may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateMintDescriptionMarshSpinkMintageGradeStockPrice £Price $
1878SSecond Head7438551,259,000gVF/aEFYes£595$950

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.

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.

We Buy Gold Sovereigns

Guarantee
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




George III Victoria Young Head St. George Victoria Jubilee Click to go to our Victoria Old Head Sovereigns For Sale page Edward VII George V Elizabeth II

Obverse of 1878 Sydney Mint Victoria Shield Sovereign
Obverse of 1878 Sydney Mint Victoria Shield Sovereign

Reverse of 1878 Sydney Mint Victoria Shield Sovereign
Reverse of 1878 Sydney Mint Victoria Shield Sovereign

Close Up of 'S' Mintmark Below Shield on Reverse
Close Up of 'S' Mintmark Below Shield on Reverse

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