The 1822 gold sovereign was the second sovereign to be issued during the reign of King George IV. Interestingly, it was not joined by the half sovereign as that coin was not issued in 1822. Sovereigns were issued for George IV in each of the ten years from 1821 to 1830. From 1821 until 1825 a large laureate portrait combines with St. George and the dragon on the reverse.
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Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.
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 depicts a laureate head of King George IV.
The inscription reads
GEORGIUS IIII D:G BRITANNIAR. REX F:D:
The reverse shows Benedetto Pistrucci's design of St. George slaying a dragon in a garter. It also bears the year of mintage.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||George IV (1820-1830)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aVF||gFine||£850.00||Out Of Stock|
|21 May 2018||aVF||gFine||£850.00|
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