An 1895 Gold Sovereign with a Victoria Veiled Head and St George from the Melbourne Mint, encased in a solid 18ct yellow gold pendant.
This pendant coupled beautifully with a robust 18ct yellow gold snake chain, a great pairing taking nothing away from our wonderfully preserved sovereign.
The 1895 Gold Sovereign Melbourne is an example of the Gold Sovereign and is one of the most ubiquitous of all coins and much sought after by both coin collectors and bullion investors¹.
Details of the coin are as follows¹:
- Weight: 7.9881g
- Diameter: 22.05 mm
- Thickness: 1.52 mm
- Purity: 22 carats = 91.67% (11/12ths gold, 1/12th copper. Adding copper makes the coin more scratch and dent resistant)
- Gold Content: 113 grains = 7.3224 g = 0.2354 troy ounce
- Face value: £1 = 20 shillings
- Monarch: Victoria
¹Coin Parade. 2020. 1895 Gold Sovereign Melbourne – Coin Parade. [ONLINE] Available at: https://coinparade.co.uk/1895-gold-sovereign-melbourne/. [Accessed 22 July 2020].