Spencer Collection - 9th

Current Statistics
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 54.778
Complete 28.57%
Set Rating 13.324
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About this set: Victoria gave her name to the age she lived in; born in 1819, she succeeded her uncle in 1837 and reigned first as Queen, then as Queen-Empress, for the rest of the century. During this time, more than a fifth of the earth's population and 40% of its land-mass came under English domination - the greatest empire the world had ever known. ----Victoria married Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1840. They had nine children, who in turn married into the other royal families of Europe, hoping to thus avert the disastrous wars of the past. Victoria's marriage was very relaxed and cheerful. It was only after Albert died in 1861 that she earned a reputation for dourness. She survived him by forty years - a long and glorious reign that left her successors with a difficult act to follow. ---- Early Victoria sovereigns had a shield-type reverse, with later sovereigns employing the now familiar St. George design by Pistrucci. The Royal Mint, desirous of increasing the output of gold coinage, set up "colonial" branch mints in Australia at Sydney and Melbourne, and later at Perth, for minting Imperial type issues. Different obverse portraits exist for Victoria, including a small young head; a larger young profile; the "Jubilee head" of 1887; and the "Old head or Veiled bust" introduced in 1893. Victoria sovereigns were issued from 1838 through 1901, however rare pattern sovereigns exist with an earlier date of 1837 (See the Spencer Victoria Proof Sovereign Registry Set). The PCGS circulated sovereign date set includes coins struck at colonial mints.

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Spencer Collection
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
  1838Sov 
2069481839Sov 
  1841Sov 
  1842Sov 
  1843Sov 
  1844Sov 
  1845Sov 
  1846Sov 
  1847Sov 
  1848Sov 
  1849Sov 
  1850Sov 
2069611851Sov 
  1852Sov 
  1853Sov 
  1854Sov 
  1855Sov 
  1856Sov 
2069671857SovAU58615Great Britain, Gold Sovereign of Victoria, Young Head, Shield Reverse, AU58...
  1858Sov 
  1859Sov 
  1860Sov 
  1861Sov 
  1862Sov 
  1863Sov 
2069771864Sov 
2069781865Sov 
  1866Sov 
2069801868Sov 
2069811869SovMS621314Great Britain, Gold Sovereign, Mint State, KM-736.2
  1870Sov 
2069831871SovAU5810119Great Britain, Gold Shield Back Sovereign of Victoria
2069841872SovAU53668Great Britain, Gold Sovereign of Victoria with Shield Back Reverse
2070201873SovAU5028Great Britain, Gold Sovereign Dated 1873, KM-752, Scarce.
  1874Sov 
  1875Sov 
1132851876SovAU53366Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
  1877Sov 
1132841878SovAU50341Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
1132861879SovAU50556Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
1132881880SovAU58520Australila, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
1608391880 8/7Sov 
  1881Sov 
  1882Sov 
  1883Sov 
1132951884SovAU53120Australia, Gold Sovereign, Sydney
  1885Sov 
1132991886SovAU581364Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
2070581887SovMS632337Great Britain, Gold Sovereign of Victoria, Jubilee Head, 1887 Date, Great D...
  1888Sov 
  1889Sov 
  1890Sov 
  1891Sov 
1133521892SovAU55357Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
2070641893SovAU50437Great Britain Gold Sovereign
1133831894SovXF45154Australia, Gold Sovereign, Sydney
  1895Sov 
  1896Sov 
1133901897SovMS6218831Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
  1898Sov 
1133931899SovAU50173Australia, Gold Sovereign, Sydney
  1900Sov 
2070941901SovAU58740Great Britain Gold Sovereign