This 2018 NGC Gold Full Sovereign Elizabeth II India MS-70 DPL Coins was produced by the Delhi Mint.
The Indian Mint in Bombay only struck gold sovereigns for one single year in 1918. Starting in 2013, the Delhi Mint, in conjunction with The Royal Mint, started to produce sovereigns in order to cater for the high demand from the Indian market. The coins once again feature the "I" mintmark.
This 2018 Gold Full Sovereign Elizabeth II coin has been slabbed and graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) and attained the highest grade of MS-70. This coin features a deeply mirrored field, having been noted as being “Deep Prooflike” (or “DPL”).
This British legal tender coin had been struck from 22 carat gold, and contain 0.2354 troy ounces of the precious metal.
Starting in 1871, The Royal Mint used branch mints to produce sovereigns. These included the Ottawa Mint in Canada, as well as the Sydney, Perth and Melbourne Mints in Australia.
India's Bombay Mint operated as a branch mint for just one year, in 1918. This makes the 1918 I Sovereigns a favourite with coin collectors.
In 2013, due to the high demand for gold coins in the Indian market, Indian/Swiss companies MMTC-PAMP started to produce sovereigns at the Delhi Mint. These coins once again bear the 'I' mintmark.
Production of the coins is overseen by The Royal Mint, who are also responsible for quality control. The coins are still classed as legal tender in the UK.
The obverse features the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It was designed by artist Jody Clark.
The reverse bears the engraving of St George and the Dragon by Italian sculptor, Benedetto Pistrucci. The 'I' mintmark can be found above the date.
|Weight / Size
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces
|Fineness / Carat
|0.917 / 22
|Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
|Mint / Brand
|13 September 2022
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