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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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Lawrence Chard - 11 Sep 2016
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.
Juliana Chard - 25 Apr 2018
The cheapest way to buy gold sovereigns is to buy our secondary market sovereigns.
Juliana Chard - 13 Feb 2018
Complete gold sovereigns date list showing clearly which dates exist, which dates do not exist, rare dates, and other notes.
Ian Davis - 12 Feb 2018
As leading UK dealers since 1964, we are always keen and eager to buy gold sovereigns
Ian Davis - 25 Oct 2017
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.
Ian Davis - 5 Oct 2018
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.
Ian Davis - 29 Oct 2018
Quite a predictable design although years such as 2005 and 2012 boasted new designs different to Pistrucci's classic......
Lawrence Chard - 16 Feb 2018
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...
Juliana Chard - 16 Feb 2018
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
After a break of 25 years since 1932, gold sovereign production restarted in 1957.
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.
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...
Ian Davis - 16 Feb 2018
With the restart of gold sovereign production in 1957, the term 'new sovereigns' was applied to the Elizabeth II sovereigns...
Ian Davis - 20 Feb 2018
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
Lawrence Chard - 26 Feb 2018
Technical specifications of modern (form 1817) gold sovereigns.
Ian Davis - 2 Jan 2019
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...
Lawrence Chard - 20 Feb 2018
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...
Juliana Chard - 26 May 2017
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.....
Lawrence Chard - 12 Feb 2018
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....
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
Overdates are quite rare on British gold sovereigns. There are only 3 dates with overdates...
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