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1887 Victoria Young Head St George Gold Sovereigns

The following list of sovereigns is for coins in stock as at our last update of this page. It is best to check availability before ordering or give alternatives.
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 Young Head
Sovereigns were issued for Queen Victoria in almost every year from 1838 to 1901. There were three main obverse (head) designs, and two reverse designs. The Young Head was produced from 1837 to 1887 inclusive, with the St George reverse being produced from 1871-1887.

1887 Sovereigns Mintage
MintmarkMintMintage
LLondonNone
MMelbourne, Australia1,916,424*
SSydney, Australia1,000,000*
  Total4,832,848*

Notes: * These mintage figures combine the two reverse types as we are unable to find mintage figures for the St. George reverse alone.

Designs & Description
All Victoria Young Head sovereigns from 1837 to 1887 have the same obverse (head) design. The reverse is the familiar St. George & Dragon design originally engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci about 1817.

Three Types of 1887 Sovereign
For this date there is also a Young Head Shield Sovereign, and an 1887 Jubilee Head Sovereign.

Mints
In 1887, the Melbourne and Sydney Mints in Australia both issued sovereigns. You can visit our Mints & Mintmarks page for further information.

Availability
As with many older sovereigns, availability can be quite variable, particularly in better condition. Often we come across small batches of sovereigns, all of a particular date and mintmark, so that we have an abundant supply while stocks last, then we may not see another similar batch for years.


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The US $ prices in the this table may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateMintGradeStockPrice £Price $
1887Malmost EFYes£395$630
1887Mgood VFYes£375$600
1887Malmost VFYes£355$570
1887Sabout VFYes£350$560
1887*FineYes£330$530

Notes
* = Our Choice of Mintmark

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Obverse of 1887 Young Head St. George Reverse Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign
Obverse of 1887 Young Head St. George Reverse Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign

Victoria Young Head St. George Reverse

Reverse of 1887 Young Head St. George Reverse Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign
Reverse of 1887 Young Head St. George Reverse Sydney Mint Gold Sovereign Obverse of 1887 Young Head St. George Reverse Melbourne Mint Gold Sovereign
Obverse of 1887 Young Head St. George Reverse Melbourne Mint Gold Sovereign

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