• 1817 George III Gold Sovereign - Graded
  • 1817 George III Gold Sovereign - Graded
  • 1817 Gold Full Sovereign George III - Graded gfine plus obverse
  • 1817 Gold Full Sovereign George III - Graded gfine plus reverse
  • 1817 George III Gold Sovereign - Graded
  • 1817 George III Gold Sovereign - Graded
  • 1817 Gold Full Sovereign George III - Graded gfine plus obverse
  • 1817 Gold Full Sovereign George III - Graded gfine plus reverse
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1817 Gold Full Sovereign George III - Graded

The First Modern Gold Sovereign.

The 1817 sovereign of George III has a laureate head, with St. George and the Dragon reverse inside an inscribed garter.

It is the first date of George III Sovereign, which makes it also the very first of the "modern" Sovereigns.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

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The First Modern Sovereign

Hammered gold coins called 'Sovereigns' had been minted on and off between 1489-1604, whereupon James I (VI) changed the name of the 20/- gold piece to a 'Unite'. The reform coinage Sovereign of 1817 onwards was issued as a normal circulation type coin, and also as a proof. 


The obverse bears the George III laureate head on the obverse. This portrait was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci, who also designed the St George reverse. 


The reverse features St George, slaying the dragon. It was designed by the artist, Benedetto Pistrucci. This iconic design has appeared on almost all sovereigns, with a few exceptions. The reverse features the inscription that reads as:

"Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense"


Diameter 22.05 mm
Weight 7.98 g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.23535 Troy oz
Mint Royal Mint
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FineFine£1,328.01Out Of Stock
gFinegFine£1,134.42Out Of Stock
VFVF£1,750.00Out Of Stock
gFairgFair£950.00Out Of Stock
FairgFair£850.00Out Of Stock
gFine+gFine+£2,000.00Out Of Stock
gFineaVF£2,000.00Out Of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
17 May 2018 VF VF £1,750.00
27 October 2022 gFair gFair £950.00
05 November 2022 Fair gFair £850.00
14 January 2023 Fine Fine £1,230.53
12 June 2023 gFine+ gFine+ €2,325.59
14 June 2023 gFine aVF £2,000.00
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