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1898 Victoria Old Head Gold Full Sovereign - Melbourne

1898 Victoria Old Head Gold Full Sovereign - Melbourne

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1898 Victoria Old Head Gold Full Sovereign - Melbourne


The 1898 Victoria Old Head Full Sovereign was a gold coin minted in the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria. The "Old Head" design features a mature portrait of the queen, which was used on gold sovereigns from 1893 until the end of her reign in 1901. The coin was struck at the Melbourne Mint in Australia, which was established in 1872 to produce sovereigns and half sovereigns for the British Empire.

The 1898 Victoria Old Head Full Sovereign is made of 22-carat gold and has a weight of 7.98 grams. It has a diameter of 22.05 millimeters and a thickness of 1.52 millimeters. The obverse of the coin features the portrait of Queen Victoria facing to the left, while the reverse shows the image of St. George slaying a dragon.

As a historical artifact, the 1898 Victoria Old Head Full Sovereign is highly sought after by collectors of rare and antique coins. Its value depends on several factors, including its condition, rarity, and historical significance. As of February 2023, its estimated market value ranges from around $400 to $800 USD, although the actual value may vary depending on the specific coin and the current market conditions.

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