In 1957 gold sovereigns were issued for investment for the first time during Elizabeth II's reign. The only gold sovereigns produced for circulation between 1932 and the introduction of British decimalisation in 1971, was variants issued from 1957 to 1959 and 1962 to 1968.
Each of these pre decimal gold sovereign coins showed the first portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse with the reverse showing the famous St George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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Prior to 1957, the last sovereign issued was in 1932. There are known to be three or four proof sovereigns minted in 1953, but these were struck for the National Collections. The edge of the 1957 sovereign coin is of particular interest, as it features 168 grains to the milled edge instead of the 108 grains maintained across other Elizabeth II gold sovereigns. This makes the 1957 gold sovereign easily distinguishable from other issues thanks to its edge.
The obverse of the coin was designed by Mary Gillick. It shows a bare head Queen Elizabeth facing right, with a tie at the back of her hair.
The legend reads:
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REGINA F:D:+
On the reverse of the coin is the Benedetto Pistrucci image of George slaying the dragon. The date appears at the bottom of the coin.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Mary Gillick|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|EF||EF||£475.55||Out Of Stock|
|aUNC||aUNC||£550.55||Out Of Stock|
|VF||VF||£426.75||Out Of Stock|
|aEF||aEF||£435.39||Out Of Stock|
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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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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.
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