Queen Victoria 1883M Young Head Shield Gold Sovereign PCGS AU58

Queen Victoria 1883M Young Head Shield Gold Sovereign PCGS AU58

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  • The 1883M Young Head Shield Gold Sovereign is rare in better grade.
  • Graded AU58, and extremely rare in such superb condition.
  • Struck nearly 140 years ago at the historic Melbourne Mint.
  • An authentic, high-grade artefact of Australia’s Gold Rush history.
  • Presented in a timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Just one example of this great Australian rarity available! Click add to cart now!

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Sought after worldwide, the Melbourne Mint 1883M Young Head Shield Gold Sovereign is one of the key dates of the 1871-87 Young Head Series – and, indeed, of the whole Australian Sovereign Series!

The Melbourne Mint struck both Shield and St George Sovereigns in 1883, with the combined mintage of the two types being 2,050,000. As with all 1871-87 Young Head issues, 1883M Sovereigns would have been shipped to all parts of the British Empire, with the Shield particularly popular overseas.

In addition, a huge number of coins were withdrawn from circulation and recycled at the time, or have subsequently fallen victim to the profiteer’s melting pot. Thus, it is no surprise that the 1883M Young Head Shield Sovereign is scarce today – and rare in the upper echelons of quality. In superior grade, only a handful of sovereign dates from 1871 to 1919 have a higher catalogue value!

Uniting the exquisite youthful portrait of Queen Victoria with the armorial magnificence of JB Merlen’s reverse, the coin before you is a fabulous example of the much-admired Young Head Shield type. In near-flawless condition, the single available example has been officially assessed and graded by leading independent 3rd party verifier PCGS at AU58.

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1883
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