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Rising to the throne as Queen Victoria in 1837 at the age of just 18 and reigning through a period of unprecedented change, Victoria’s first coins were issued in 1838 and featured the ‘Young Head’ portrait by one of The Royal Mints most beloved engravers, the great William Wyon.

The 1838 is the 37th lowest mintage circulated Sovereign ever struck in London, but its rarity is much higher than that in real terms. This is down to supply and demand, with lots of collectors craving the very first Sovereign of Queen Victoria and the collectors that do have them not wanting to let them go.

*Please note that the image is for illustration purposes. The coin you receive may differ but will be of Fine condition. 


Specification Value
Denomination £1
Reverse Designer William Wyon
Year 1838
Pure Metal Type Gold
Specification Value
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