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1900 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Perth Mint Widowed Veiled Old Head Coin

1900 Queen Victoria Gold Full Sovereign Perth Mint Widowed Veiled Old Head Coin Reverse
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Queen Victoria gold 'full' Sovereigns with 'Old Head' portrait, struck at the Perth Mint in 1900. The Perth branch of the Royal Mint, located in Western Australia struck its first Sovereigns in 1899, late in the reign of Queen Victoria. This mint would continue to produce Sovereigns until 1931. These 1900-dated coins are some of the few produced at Perth to depict Victoria with Sir Thomas Brock's 'Widowed Head' portrait shown on the obverse. This effigy shows the Queen wearing a long veil and numerous items of jewellery. The reverse design is the instantly recognisable Saint George and the dragon motif, created for the first modern Sovereigns by Benedetto Pistrucci. England's patron saint is shown mounted on a rearing horse, pointing his sword at the cowering beast crushed beneath his steeds hooves. A tiny Perth 'P' mintmark can be seen above the date, indicating where this coin was manufactured. 1900 Perth Mint Sovereigns were struck like their London Mint counterparts in exactly 7.98 grams of 22-carat gold with a diameter of 22.05 millimetres. Please note that the images on this page are stock photos and the coin you receive may differ in grade, wear pattern and minor design details. 1900 annual mintage for Perth: 1,866,089. References: Marsh 172, S 3876. Minimum grade: VF (Very Fine) or better.
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Veiled Head gold 'full' Sovereign of Queen Victoria, struck at the Perth Mint in 1900.

1900 Perth Mint Sovereigns Obverse

The obverse of 1900-dated Perth Mint Sovereigns features an effigy of Queen Victoria by Sir Thomas Brock, known as the 'Old Head' or 'Widowed Head' portrait. The legend around the portrait reads 'VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·'.

Reverse Of Perth Mint 1900 Sovereigns

The reverse of 1900 Perth Mint Sovereigns features the classic St George and the dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci. A tiny 'P' mintmark is shown to the ground below the dragon, indicating that this coin was struck at the Perth Mint in Western Australia. The date appears at the bottom of the design.

Perth Mint Old Head Gold Sovereigns

Victorian Perth Mint Sovereigns were only struck in three years: 1899, 1900 and 1901. These coins are composed of 7.98 grams of 22-carat gold with an actual gold weight of 0.2354 troy ounces. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled. Finish: circulated.

High-Grade Perth Mint Gold Sovereigns

Our 1900-dated Queen Victoria Sovereigns are graded Very Fine or better. Coins described as 'Very Fine' or 'VF' are those that have seen limited circulation with some wear to the high points and fine details. The images on this page are stock photos but give a good indication of the type and grade of coin you can expect to receive.

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