• 1825 Gold Sovereign George IV Bare Head London gVF showing closer view of hearts
  • 1825 Gold Sovereign George IV Bare Head London gVF obv
  • 1825 Gold Sovereign George IV Bare Head London gVF rev
  • 1825 Gold Sovereign George IV Bare Head London gVF showing closer view of hearts
  • 1825 Gold Sovereign George IV Bare Head London gVF obv
  • 1825 Gold Sovereign George IV Bare Head London gVF rev
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1825 Gold Sovereign George IV Bare Head London gVF

Buy a 1825 Gold Sovereign from the reign of George IV minted at the Royal Mint in London! This coin has been graded in gVF condition

This coin has been struck in 22 kt gold 

In 1825, there were two types of sovereigns issued, this is the 'Bare Head' variation.


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1825, the year of two sovereign designs!

The first was the Laureate Head used from 1821-1825, the obverse and reverse (St George and the Dragon) were both designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. A new effigy was designed by Francis Legatt Chantrey but Pistrucci refused to use the portrait on the coin, resulting in Willian Wyon designing a new portrait known as the 'Bare Head'.It is known as the 'bare head' due to The laureate head design of the obverse side was changed by the removal of the laurel leaf crown.

The coin also had a new reverse designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen.


The obverse depicts a bare head potrait of King George IV by William Wyon.

The inscription reads


It also includes small, oval flowers which separate the inscription from the date which is inscribed below the portrait.


The reverse shows Jean Baptiste Merlen's design of a crowned shield of the royal arms. 

The inscription reads



Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure4,200,343
Spink Reference3,801
Marsh Reference10
Obverse DesignerWilliam Wyon
Reverse DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
Issuing Monarch George IV (1820-1830)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
20 November 2023 gVF gVF £2,600.00
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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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