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Read in detail about gold sovereign coins. We cover everything from mintmarks, portraits, issuing monarchs and more.
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The sovereign is Britain’s most popular gold coin and is probably the most famous gold bullion coin, both historically and globally. Published - October 2016.
The cheapest way to buy gold sovereigns is to buy our secondary market sovereigns.
Complete gold sovereigns date list showing clearly which dates exist, which dates do not exist, rare dates, and other notes.
As leading UK dealers since 1964, we are always keen and eager to buy gold sovereigns
It depends. If you are looking to get the most gold for your money, old sovereigns (secondary market sovereigns) sold as bullion coins are the best option for gold investors.
If you choose to invest in popular products, the demand may outweigh supply. We give you a chance to fix when the price is right for you even if they're not in stock.
Quite a predictable design although years such as 2005 and 2012 boasted new designs different to Pistrucci's classic......
The first gold coins were made of electrum, a natural alloy of gold and silver, reputed to have resulted from King Midas washing in the River Pactolus.
All these were British gold coins used before the introduction of the gold sovereign in 1489 under Henry VII...
The first gold sovereigns were issued in 1489 under Henry VI and were hand hammered...
The second page of our - History of the Gold Sovereign - section, from James I in 1604 to George III in 1813
Learn more about the modern sovereign by clicking here
One of the most lasting effects of the first world war was to take most countries off the gold standard and onto paper money in the form of banknotes.
After a break of 25 years since 1932, gold sovereign production restarted in 1957.
Photographs of all the head sides (obverses) of British Gold Sovereigns.
Photographs of all the tail sides (reverses) of British Gold Sovereigns
When Elizabeth II gold sovereigns were first issued in 1957, the earlier types became known as 'old' sovereigns...
With the restart of gold sovereign production in 1957, the term 'new sovereigns' was applied to the Elizabeth II sovereigns...
A sovereign is a British gold coin, equal to one pound sterling, first struck in 1489 for Henry VII. Modern sovereigns, issued from 1817 to date weigh 7.9881 grams of 22 carat
Technical specifications of modern (form 1817) gold sovereigns. Information brought to you by Chard the gold sovereign specialists.
We cover buy and sell prices of the sovereign and also include face value, gold value and numismatic value
Analysis of alloy content of modern (from 1817) gold sovereigns; gold, silver, copper, iron, tin...
Forgeries of most coins exist, gold sovereigns are no exception. We illustrate a selection of fakes. Only buy gold coins from a reputable dealer...
It is not common to find mis-struck gold sovereigns. We found this interesting example of a very weak strike...
The better the grade, the higher will be the value of you sovereign or graded coin. The premium over the gold content will be - find out more about you coins.....
On some sovereigns of Queen Victoria with the young head portrait and the shield reverse, die numbers can be found. Read on to learn more......
We explain the difference between proof, brilliant uncirculated and uncirculated sovereigns and other coins. Proofs are shinier, but it's not quite that simple.
We are often asked what is a bullion sovereign, and what is the difference between a bullion and a proof sovereign....
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Almost all British gold sovereigns have the designers intials B.P. for Benedetto Pistrucci at the top right of the exergue (date space), it is not an advert for British Petrol
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