George VI Gold Sovereign Information

Author: Lawrence Chard - Director and Expert Numismatist

Published: 15 Feb 2018

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2020

No gold sovereigns were issued for circulation during the reign of George VI but bullion sovereigns were minted in 1949, 1951 and 1952 using 1925 dies in the name of George V and these are referred to as official restrikes. The word restrike is often euphemistically and dishonestly used for fakes but should not be confused. We believe that the restrikes can be distinguished from the originals by the more pronounced rim around the edge of the coin.

1925  George VI Gold Sovereign Coin

George VI 1925 Gold Sovereign Coin

A limited number of proof sovereigns were, however, issued as part of a four coin gold proof or specimen set, for the coronation in 1937. Click here to view our product range for 1937 coins. 

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