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Gold Sovereign eBay Highlights

We’ve created this page to highlight notable of listings of rare Sovereigns on eBay. We’ll update this page on a regular basis, so don’t forget to bookmark this page and check back on a regular basis.

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Disclaimer: Please exercise extreme caution when purchasing rare Sovereigns on eBay. Due to their high value, fraudulent listings are not uncommon and will catch-out an unsuspecting buyer. We do not endorse any of the listings referred to below.


1838 Victoria First (Small) Young Head Sovereign

1838 Sovereign
1838 Sovereign

Spink: 3852 / Marsh: 22 / Rating: Rare

Listed: 13 October 2016
Ending: 23 October 2016

Comments: Although only ‘fine’, expect this coin to sell for in excess of £700

eBay listing: 391580874860


1820 ‘Closed 2’ Sovereign

1820 'closed 2' Sovereign
1820 ‘closed 2’ Sovereign

Spink: 3785C / Marsh: 4 / Rating: Rare

Listed: 1 December 2015
Ending: 4 December 2015

Comments: The seller has graded their coin ‘NVF’, which seems fair. A few subtle variations exist for this year. If you study the date on the obverse (heads) side, you’ll notice the hook of the ‘2’ is closed. The initial price has been set at £199, so it’s well worth bidding on.

eBay listing: 161903960346


 

1849 Victoria Sovereign

1849 Sovereign
1849 Sovereign

Update: Sold for £291.76

Spink: 3852C / Marsh: 32 / Rating: Rare

Listed: 9 November 2015
Ending: 14 November 2015

Comments: A pleasant looking shield Sovereign in ‘VF’ condition. This is on a 5 day auction with a £0.99 start. The Spink guide values are £300 for ‘Fine’ & £425 for ‘VF’. If this sells for around £330 it’s a good buy.

eBay listing: 161883159585


 1838 Victoria Sovereign

1838 Sovereign
1838 Sovereign

Update: No surprises, this was a fraudulent listing.

Spink: 3852 / Marsh: 22 / Rating: Rare

Listed: 23 September 2015
Ending: 27 September 2015 22:55

Comments:  Being the first Sovereign of Queen Victoria’s reign, 1838 coins are always popular with collectors, however they are also a target for scammers & we’re not 100% sure about this listing. The photos of this coin were taken in November 2014, so are almost 12 months old. The seller has no history of selling high value items, yet 4 high ticket items have been listed, all ending on the same day. If you are considering bidding on this, we would recommend you exercise extreme caution. Contact the seller & request up-to-date photographs that include some sort of proof of ownership, such as their eBay ID or the date written on a piece of paper next to the coin.

eBay listing: 151826099445


 1824 George IV Sovereign

1823 George IV Sovereign : Extremely Rare
1823 George IV Sovereign : Extremely Rare

Update: Sold for £2,207.57

Spink: 3800 / Marsh: 7 / Rating: R3

Listed: 17 September 2015
Ending 27 September 2015 19:08

Comments: Rated ‘R3’ by Marsh, this 1824 Sovereign is an extremely rare and excellent specimen. It also benefits from having been slabbed & graded ‘AU53’ by PCGS. USA & overseas coin collectors can therefore buy with confidence. £0.99 auction start price. Spink guide prices are £2,500 – ‘VF’ & £7,000 – ‘EF’.

eBay listing: 391263757351


 1830 George IV Sovereign

1830 George IV Sovereign
1830 George IV Sovereign

Update: Sold for £435.00.

Spink: 3801 / Marsh: 15 / Rating: Scarce

Listed: 17 September 2015
Ending: 17 September 2015 20:58

Comments: A worn coin in ‘Fine’ condition with a £0.99 auction start price. Marsh rates this coin as ‘scarce’. Spink list a guide price of £500 in this condition. Bucks Coins regularly list on eBay and are a trusted and reliable seller.

eBay listing: 361388575692


 1849 Young Head Shield

1849 Young Head Shield : Rare
1849 Young Head Shield : Rare

Update: Sold for £367.89

Spink: 3852C / Marsh: 32 / Rating: Rare

Listed: 17 September 2015
Ending: 27 September 2015 20:09

Comments: This coin has at some point in the past been polished, which is a shame. The Spink guide prices for this coin are £425 in ‘VF’ condition and £900 in ‘EF’ condition. At a start price of £0.01, it’s well worth getting a bid in. The seller ‘1st Sovereign’ are a regular eBay seller of coins, so bid with confidence.

eBay listing: 141777569114


 

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