• 1817 George III Sovereign Reverse Showing St George and the Dragon Designed by Benedetto Pistrucci Proof Like
  • Laureate Head Portrait of George III on the Obverse of the 1817 Gold Sovereign Proof Like
  • 1817 George III Sovereign Reverse Showing St George and the Dragon Designed by Benedetto Pistrucci Proof Like
  • Laureate Head Portrait of George III on the Obverse of the 1817 Gold Sovereign Proof Like
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1817 Gold George III Proof Like Full Sovereign aUNC

The First Modern Gold Sovereign in Proof-like Condition.

This coin was last sold at auction on the 7th June 2018 by Baldwins, who described it as '1817, laur. head r., rev. St. George and the dragon (S.3785), appears to be struck from proof dies, about mint state, rare'.

It was estimated to sell at between 3000-4000 GBP. The final hammer price was £3200. Including the 24% buyers premium, this would be £3968. 

Spink reference number 3785.


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The obverse of the 1817 proof like full sovereign features the Laureate Head of King George III. 


St George and the Dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci.

The garter inscription on the St. George and the Dragon reverse reads:

Honi soit qui mal y pense

French for "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it". This is the motto of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in the UK. 

You can also read our blog about this inscription and its origin by clicking here.


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Spink Reference3,785
Obverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch George III (1760-1820)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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