British Gold Sovereign Coin (Random Year)
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British Gold Sovereign Coin (Random Year)
The British Sovereign Gold Coins are the proof of the richness and regality of the British Empire. The coin is recognized internationally and is highly reputed. The aesthetic appeal of the coin has attracted many collectors towards it and the high intrinsic value of the coin makes this coin highly desired by investors. A rare piece of history that is going to diversify the investment portfolio along with minimizing the volatility.
- Made from 0.9167 fine gold with a weight of 0.2354 troy oz.
- Each Sovereign coin arrives in XF condition or better.
- Each Sovereign coin will be shipped in protective plastic flips.
- Obverse: Features a bust portrait of the reigning monarch at the time of minting the coin.
- Reverse: Most dates feature St. George mounted on horseback slaying a dragon, a design by Italian engraver Benedetto Pistrucci. Some coins from Queen Victoria's reign feature a crowned shield.
- Minted at the British Royal Mint and other Commonwealth Mints.
- Dates and mint mark will be chosen randomly based on availability.
Designs Include the Following Monarchs:
- George III 1817‐1820.
- George IV 1821‐1830 (Large Laureate Head, or Bare Head Portrait; St. George Reverse, or Crowned Shield Reverse).
- William IV 1830‐1837.
- Victoria Young Head (St. George Reverse 1871‐1887, or Shield Reverse 1838‐1887).
- Victoria Jubilee head 1887‐1893.
- Victoria Old head 1893‐1901.
- Edward VII 1902‐1910.
- George V (both types) 1911‐1936.
Elizabeth II (all portraits) 1957‐Present.
In 1489 under the instruction of King Henry VII, a new money of gold, the Sovereign was issued by the British Royal Mint. It was supposed to be larger than all the coins that had been circulating for more than over a century and a half before that. As it was both large in size and value, it was named the sovereign which well suited its size and value, as well as it, complemented the regality of the monarch himself. The coin looked grand with an elaborate and detailed portrait of the enthroned king in full coronation regalia on the obverse and the reverse featured the royal arms over a magnificent Tudor rose. These coins sent out a message of stability, prestige, and richness of the country.
These coins were minted until James I ascended the throne. He stopped the minting of these coins as he wanted to abolish the Tudor coins. The sovereign coins would not appear again for almost 200 years.
After the Recoinage Act of 1816, the sovereign coins was back with a bang in 1817 and this time with a more beautiful and detailed design which took the entire world by storm. The coins were highly recognized for their beautiful designs all over the world. Under the influence of industrial revolution, the British Royal Mint was moved from its original spot, the Tower of London to an all-new very large location on close to the Tower Hill. The mint was now modernized with steam‐powered coin pressing devices designed by Matthew Boulton and James Watt, which could produce coins to precise specifications in relation to design, dimension, as well as weight. These lead to the production of modern Sovereign coins.
The obverse of the modern sovereign coin since its revival in 1817 consisted of the bust portrait of the ruling monarch and the reverse featured the iconic St. George mounted on a horse slaying the dragon, a design by Italian engraver Benedetto Pistrucci.
In 1825 the St. George and Dragon reverse were dropped in favor of more conventional royal arms. However, in response to the public outcry and great criticism of the tasteless numismatic art of the coin, the St. George and dragon designs were reintroduced in 1871, which were minted side by side with the conventional royal arms design.
Sovereigns have been minted by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom and other branches of the Mint in different countries from 1817 to 1917, in 1925, and from 1957 to the present.
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Feel free to browse our vast collection of British Gold Coins today to become a proud owner of an inseparable part of British coinage history. Contact us at 800‐852‐6884 if you have any questions in regards to British Sovereign gold coins.
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