Sovereign Date Checker

For all modern gold sovereigns, i.e. from 1817. The following tables show every date from 1817 to 2011, and show clearly whether a gold sovereign was issued, not issued, or is very rare.

Click on the Monarch to go straight to our "For Sale" page for that monarch, except for Victoria, which takes you to the general "For Sale" page. We have split Victoria's reign into four separate stock pages.

Those dates listed as "rare" may be difficult or impossible to find. They may not have been issued for circulation, or even to collectors. some dates not listed as rare may be quite scarce, difficult to find, and expensive, especially in top quality condition.

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George III

Date Reign Exists
1817 George III Yes
1818 George III Yes
1819 George III Rare
1820 George III Yes

George IV

Date  Reign Exists
1821 George IV Yes
1822 George IV Yes
1823 George IV Yes
1824 George IV Yes
1825 George IV Yes
1826 George IV Yes
1827 George IV Yes
1828 George IV Rare
1829 George IV Yes
1830 George IV Yes

William IV

Date  Reign Exists
1831 William IV Yes
1832 William IV Yes
1833 William IV Yes
1834 William IV No
1835 William IV Yes
1836 William IV Yes
1837 William IV Yes

Victoria Young Head Shield

Date  Reign Exists Obv. Rev.
1838 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1839 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1840 Victoria No    
1841 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1842 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1843 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1844 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1845 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1846 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1847 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1848 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1849 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1850 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1851 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1852 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1853 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1854 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1855 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1856 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1857 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1858 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1859 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1860 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1861 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1862 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1863 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1864 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1865 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1866 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1867 Victoria Only half sovereigns issued    
1868 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1869 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1870 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1871 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1872 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1873 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1874 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1875 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1876 Victoria No Young  
1877 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1878 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1879 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1880 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1881 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1882 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1883 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1884 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1885 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1886 Victoria Yes Young Shield
1887 Victoria Yes Young Shield

Victoria Young Head St. George

Date  Reign Exists Obv. Rev.
1871 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1872 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1873 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1874 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1875 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1876 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1877 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1878 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1879 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1880 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1881 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1882 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1883 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1884 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1885 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1886 Victoria Yes Young St. George
1887 Victoria Yes Young St. George

Victoria Jubilee Head

Date  Reign Exists Obv. Rev.
1887 Victoria Yes Jubilee St. George
1888 Victoria Yes Jubilee St. George
1889 Victoria Yes Jubilee St. George
1890 Victoria Yes Jubilee St. George
1891 Victoria Yes Jubilee St. George
1892 Victoria Yes Jubilee St. George
1893 Victoria Yes Jubilee St. George

Victoria Old Head

Date  Reign Exists Obv. Rev.
1893 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1894 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1895 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1896 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1897 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1898 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1899 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1900 Victoria Yes Old St. George
1901 Victoria Yes Old St. George

Edward VII

Date  Reign Exists
1902 Edward VII Yes
1903 Edward VII Yes
1904 Edward VII Yes
1905 Edward VII Yes
1906 Edward VII Yes
1907 Edward VII Yes
1908 Edward VII Yes
1909 Edward VII Yes
1910 Edward VII Yes

George V

Date  Reign Exists
1911 George V Yes
1912 George V Yes
1913 George V Yes
1914 George V Yes
1915 George V Yes
1916 George V Yes
1917 George V Yes
1918 George V Yes
1919 George V Yes
1920 George V Yes
1921 George V Yes
1922 George V Yes
1923 George V Yes
1924 George V Yes
1925 George V Yes
1926 George V Yes
1927 George V Yes
1928 George V Yes
1929 George V Yes
1930 George V Yes
1931 George V Yes
1932 George V Yes
1933   No - see alternatives
1934   No - see alternatives
1935   No - see alternatives
1936   No - see alternatives

Edward VIII

Date  Reign Exists
1937 Edward VIII Rare

George VI

Date  Reign Exists
1937 George VI Proof Only
1938 George VI No - But...
1939 George VI No - But...
1940 George VI No - But 
1941 George VI No - But...
1942 George VI No - But...
1943 George VI No - But...
1944 George VI No - But...
1945 George VI No - But...
1946 George VI No - But...
1947 George VI No - But...
1948 George VI No - But...
1949 George VI No - But...
1950 George VI No - But...
1951 George VI No - But...
1952 George VI No - But...

Elizabeth II

Date  Reign Exists
1953 Elizabeth II Extremely Rare - But see alternatives
1954 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1955 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1956 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1957 Elizabeth II Yes
1958 Elizabeth II Yes
1959 Elizabeth II Yes
1960 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1961 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1962 Elizabeth II Yes
1963 Elizabeth II Yes
1964 Elizabeth II Yes
1965 Elizabeth II Yes
1966 Elizabeth II Yes
1967 Elizabeth II Yes
1968 Elizabeth II Yes
1969 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1970 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1971 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1972 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1973 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1974 Elizabeth II Yes
1975 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1976 Elizabeth II Yes
1977 Elizabeth II No - But see alternatives
1978 Elizabeth II Yes
1979 Elizabeth II Yes
1980 Elizabeth II Yes
1981 Elizabeth II Yes
1982 Elizabeth II Yes
1983 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1984 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1985 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1986 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1987 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1988 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1989 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1990 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1991 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1992 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1993 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1994 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1995 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1996 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1997 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1998 Elizabeth II Proof Only
1999 Elizabeth II Proof Only
2000 Elizabeth II Yes
2001 Elizabeth II Yes
2002 Elizabeth II Yes
2003 Elizabeth II Yes
2004 Elizabeth II Yes
2005 Elizabeth II Yes
2006 Elizabeth II Yes
2007 Elizabeth II Yes
2008 Elizabeth II Yes
2009 Elizabeth II Yes
2010 Elizabeth II Yes
2011 Elizabeth II Yes
2012 Elizabeth II Yes
2013 Elizabeth II Yes
2014 Elizabeth II Yes
2015 Elizabeth II Yes
2016 Elizabeth II Yes
2017 Elizabeth II Yes
2018 Elizabeth II Yes