The 1832 gold full sovereign features the second bust portrait of king William IV on the obverse, with the reverse design of the crowned shield.
The 1832 gold sovereign was the second sovereign to be issued during the reign of King William IV. There are two varieties with differing portraits of King William IV. The second version can be distinguished by the broader ears and flatter nose on the protrait of the king (Spink no. 3829B).
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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.
The obverse depicts a bare head potrait of King William IV by William Wyon.
The inscription reads
GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
The reverse shows Jean Baptiste Merlen's design of a crowned and garnished square topped sheild.
The inscription reads
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Issuing Monarch||William IV (1830-1837)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|VF||gVF||£920.43||Out Of Stock|
|18 January 2020||VF||gVF||£837.93|
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