The British Sovereign Gold Coin was Britain’s first gold coin minted at all branches of the Royal Mint. The original Gold Sovereign was produced in 1604. The modern version was recreated by the Great Recoinage of 1816, and continued production until 1917, with a one-year mintage in 1925. Production was halted until 1957, when the Royal Mint restarted and has been producing Gold Sovereigns ever since.
The Gold Sovereign has wide popularity among investors and collectors. This coin has extensive historical importance being used as a circulated currency up until the end of the British gold standard in 1932, and now is a great store of value due to its gold content. This listing is named Gold Sovereign after its obverse design of sovereign leaders of the British Empire.
The first editions featured King George III (1760-1820), King George IV (1820-1830), King William IV (1830-1837), Queen Victoria (1837-1901), King Edward VII (1902-1910), and King George V (1911-1936) on the obverse. Post-1952 British Gold Sovereigns featured Queen Elizabeth II. The most common reverse features a depiction of a rider on a horseback fighting a dragon. The design was created in 1917 by the famous Italian engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci, and was used by all British Commonwealth mints. Also included on the reverse is the mintage year.
This listing is for a random mintage year. Goldclub Direct staff will handpick a coin based on our inventory at the time of fulfillment. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee which coin you will receive. Every coin will contain the same specifications of .2354 oz of .9167 pure gold in average circulated condition.
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