• 1824 Gold Full Sovereign George IV Large Laureate Head By Benedetto Pistrucci
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  • 1824 Gold Full Sovereign George IV Reverse St Geroge and the Dragon Benedetto Pistrucci
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  • 1824 Gold Full Sovereign George IV Large Laureate Head By Benedetto Pistrucci
  • 1824 Gold Full Sovereign George IV Reverse St Geroge and the Dragon Benedetto Pistrucci
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1824 Gold Full Sovereign George IV London

The 1824 gold full sovereign features the large laureate head of King George IV with the classic St George and the Dragon design being shown on the reverse. Each of these engravings are as envisioned by Benedetto Pistrucci. 

The 1824 gold sovereign was the fourth sovereign to be issued during the reign of King George IV. 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. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.

£500.00

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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. 

Obverse

The obverse depicts a laureate head of King George IV as designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. 

The inscription reads

GEORGIUS IIII D:G BRITANNIAR. REX F:D:

Reverse

The reverse shows Benedetto Pistrucci's design of St. George slaying a dragon in a garter. It also bears the year of mintage.

Specification

Diameter22.05
Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.23535
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure3767904
Spink Reference3800
Obverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch George IV (1820-1830)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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Orders < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 

 

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