• 1826 Gold Sovereign Bare Head Portrait George IV
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  • 1826 Gold Sovereign Bare Head Portrait George IV
  • 1826 Gold Sovereign Crowned Shield of the Royal Arms Reverse Design
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Out of Stock
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25%
Intrinsic Price
£283.00
Mint
London

1826 Gold Full Sovereign George IV London

The 1826 gold full sovereign proof features the bare head portrait of King George IV, with the reverse showing the crowned Shield of the Royal Arms, designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen. 

We regularly have "graded" 1826 sovereigns and 1826 half sovereigns in stock. The proof is very rare to find in good condition. 

The image shown is from one of our graded coins as we have created this page to provide numismatists an estimated price if we were to get one in. 

The 1826 gold sovereign was the seventh sovereign to be issued during the reign of King George IV. This is because two sovereign designs were issued in 1825. The updated bare head design was issued in 1825 together with the older design. From 1826 onwards (until 1830) the mint issued only the bare head portrait of George IV combined with a crowned sheild on the reverse. 

See the rest of the 1826 Sovereign Collection.

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.

from £927.34

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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 bare head potrait of King George IV by William Wyon.

The inscription reads

GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 

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

Reverse

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

The inscription reads

BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: 

Specification

Diameter22.05
Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.2354
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure5724046
Spink Reference3801
Obverse DesignerWilliam Wyon
Reverse DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
Issuing Monarch George IV (1820-1830)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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ObverseReversePriceAvailability
aVFgFine£927.34Out of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
17 January 2020 aVF gFine £925.67
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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 gold 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.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

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.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

 

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +44 1253 343 081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

 

Postage Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

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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Related Blogs

If you would like to learn more about the sovereign and other british coinage we recomend the following: 

Portraits on English/British Coins 

The Modern Sovereign: From 1817 

Replica Gold Sovereigns and Other Coins 

Shield Back Sovereigns