This Sovereign dates from 1885, the same year that the first practical public electric tramway in the world opened in Blackpool, England.
Stuck in 22 carat gold, it features Queen Victoria’s Young Head portrait by William Wyon RA on the obverse, which was her favourite portrait for coinage. The design depicts the queen when she acceded to the throne at 18 years of age. Queen Victoria liked the design so much that it was struck on coins for 47 years. The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the dragon, one of the most popular numismatic designs.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|