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British Victoria Sovereign Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1838-1901): Spencer Collection

Spencer Collection - 12th

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Rank 12
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 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.ItemDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
2069671857SovAU58817817Great Britain, Gold Sovereign of Victoria, Young Head, Shield Reverse, AU58...
2069811869SovMS6214181418Great Britain, Gold Sovereign, Mint State, KM-736.2
2069831871SovAU581714933236Great Britain, Gold Shield Back Sovereign of Victoria
2069841872SovAU5389917234Great Britain, Gold Sovereign of Victoria with Shield Back Reverse
2070201873SovAU50211468Great Britain, Gold Sovereign Dated 1873, KM-752, Scarce.
1132851876SovAU534848135Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
1132841878SovAU504497117Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
1132861879SovAU5056814155Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
1132881880SovAU585191946Australila, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
  1880 8/7Sov 
1132951884SovAU5342711208Australia, Gold Sovereign, Sydney
1132991886SovAU58158940139Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
2070581887SovMS6334526465Great Britain, Gold Sovereign of Victoria, Jubilee Head, 1887 Date, Great D...
1133521892SovAU5548113180Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
2070641893SovAU504447371Great Britain Gold Sovereign
1133831894SovXF451625170Australia, Gold Sovereign, Sydney
1133901897SovMS622374125847Australia, Gold Sovereign, Melbourne
1133931899SovAU501882552Australia, Gold Sovereign, Sydney
2070941901SovAU5864940335Great Britain Gold Sovereign