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.
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 as designed by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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||0.23535|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||George IV (1820-1830)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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