The Final Type Queen Victoria soveriegn is refered to as Old Head, Veiled or Widow Head was introduced in 1893 and was used till her death on 1901 January 22nd. The Perth Branch of the Royal Mint was opened in 1899 and also minted this type for three years.
Note Veiled Queen Victoria, St George Sovereigns were minted with Mint mark on representation of ground on reverse.
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Minted after 1869 they would become legal tender in Ceylon only after the sovereign was re-legalised by Proclamation of King Edward VII in 1901. They would have only come to Ceylon in circulation, not by importation by Government of Ceylon.
Ref: The Gold Sovereign. by M. A. Marsh.
1999, Cambridge U.K., 2nd ed. 118pp. Illustr. colour
The Sovereign was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi It was obtained in USA around 2000.