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Complete Set of British Gold Sovereign Types

One excellent way to collect gold sovereigns is to ignore dates, and collect type coins. For example, there have been over 100 different sovereign dates issued from the start of Queen Victorias reign to date. Our type collection includes a sample of every major type.
Some type collectors may wish to acquire two specimens of some types, so that they can display the obverse and reverse (head and tail) side simultaneously.

Complete Type Set Offer
Our Complete gold sovereign type collection includes twelve sovereigns, one of each type:-

  1. Victoria young head shield reverse.
  2. Victoria young head St. George reverse.
  3. Victoria jubilee head.
  4. Victoria Old head.
  5. Edward VII
  6. George V first type large head
  7. George V late type small head
  8. Elizabeth II first portrait, second issue
  9. Elizabeth II second portrait, decimal issue
  10. Elizabeth II fourth portrait.
  11. Elizabeth II fourth portrait, shield reverse, 2002.
  12. Elizabeth II fourth portrait, new single year St. George & dragon, 2005*.
Complete Sovereign Collection Offer
Prices & Availability
One of each of the above 12 coins in the following grade bands:-

Fine - Unc

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VF - Unc

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1 £4,400.00 Click here to add this item to your cart
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EF - Unc

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1 £4,620.00 Click here to add this item to your cart
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Postage and Packing
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UK Fully Insured £9, plus £1 per £1,000. (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Airmail to USA $10
Insured to USA $20

See our Postage & Packing Information Page for more details.

Other Types
We have not attempted to include the earlier sovereigns of George III, George IV, or William IV. We will always be happy to quote for these individually as available.
There are two major varieties of the young head, from 1838 to 1848 the portrait was slightly smaller than the later young head designs of 1848 onwards. Collectors wishing to acquire both main types of young head shield types can purchase them separately.
There were also many minor varieties of the young head portrait, with the engravers initials WW incuse or raised.
When the branch mints were opened from1871, the mintmarks, S for Sydney, M for Melbourne, Australia, were placed between the wreath and the floral emblem on the reverse of shield sovereigns, or under the head on young head St. George sovereigns.
From the Victoria jubilee issues, the mintmark was placed on the ground above the date on the reverse.
The third portrait type of Elizabeth II sovereign was issued only as proofs. Collectors wishing to add this type may do so separately.

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 coins. We thrive on repeat business and recommendation.

Separate Type Collections
Victoria Type Collection
Kings Type Collection - Edward VII and George V
Elizabeth II Type Collection

* Please note that our card insert for the sovereign collection was made prior to 2005. Because the sovereign design was unexpectedly changed for 2005 the 12th coin will come individually.

Obverse of 1838 Victoria Young Head Sovereign
Young Head

Reverse of 1838 Victoria Young Head Shield Sovereign
Shield Reverse

St. George & Dragon Reverse

Obverse of Victoria Jubilee Head Sovereign
Jubilee Head

Obverse of Victoria Old Head Sovereign
Old Head

Obverse of Edward VII Sovereign
Edward VII

First Type Obverse of George V Sovereign
George V First Portrait

Small Head Portrait on Obverse of Late George V Sovereigns
George V Small Head

Obverse Showing First Portrait Type
Elizabeth II First Portrait

Obverse Showing Decimal Second Portrait
Elizabeth II Second (Decimal) Portrait

Obverse Showing Fourth Portrait
Elizabeth II Fourth Portrait

Shield Reverse on 2002 Golden Jubilee Sovereign
Shield Reverse on 2002 Golden Jubilee Sovereign

New 2005 Single Year St. George & Dragon Reverse
New 2005 Single Year St. George & Dragon Reverse
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