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.

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer William Wyon
Quality Circulating
Year 1885
Pure Metal Type Gold
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