We Buy Sovereigns

An Established Sovereign Dealer

As leading UK dealers since 1964, we are always keen and eager to buy gold sovereigns. Whether you have a single coin or several thousand, whether it's an extreme rarity or a bullion coin, we will always be interested in buying your sovereigns at competitive prices. Whether your sovereign is in perfect mint state or only fit for scrap, we will buy it.

Bullion Sovereigns

Our selling prices for individual graded coins reflect the high stock levels we need to carry, and both administrative and capital costs, together with the high level of service we provide. Please note our typical selling prices for quantity as bullion coins, rather than our individual prices for selected coins, before contacting us to sell sovereigns.

The vast majority of sovereigns that we are offered are "bullion" sovereigns. Naturally some will be in better or worse grade, younger or older, than others, but these factors on their own do not necessarily make any or much difference to their bullion value.

If you have a large quantity of gold sovereigns to sell, we will accept your instructions on price, or offer you helpful advice on selling.

Sending Coins and Bullion by Post

Selling gold sovereigns to us is very easy. You may deliver them personally or use the post. Since 1964 we have transacted much of our business by mail. Sending coins to us by post is quite simple and reliable. Within the UK, we recommend the Royal Mail's Special Delivery service, which used to be called "registered". On receipt we will agree a price with you if we have not already done so, and send a cheque by return first class post. If you prefer, you are welcome to call at our showroom with coins for sale. There is no need to make an appointment, but if you have a large amount of coins, it is advisable to let us know in advance.

Most people pack their coins securely, but occasionally we are surprised by how badly some people will pack their coins. Try to wrap each coin separately if valuable, or to roll a quantity of coins in paper or plastic to form a cylinder. Plastic bank coin bags are ideal. Tape them up tightly after wrapping so that the coins cannot move around and scratch each other. Surround the roll with bubble wrap or tape it to cardboard so that it cannot move around inside the package. Try to use the smallest possible outer box or envelope to reduce the amount of slack inside.

Ex-Jewellery Sovereigns

Please by aware that sovereigns and other gold coins which have been mounted for use in jewellery are often sub-standard as bullion coins. We will still buy these, but as we usually have to scrap them , we will only buy them at scrap gold prices rather than as coins. Even so, our buying prices will be higher for these than most of our competitors offer for perfect coins.

Fake Sovereings

We get offered fake sovereigns on an almost daily basis. We will buy these, but again we will only buy them for their scrap gold content. Again, our buying prices will probably be higher for these than many of our competitors offer for genuine coins.

Rare Date and Mintmark Sovereigns and Sovereigns in Exceptional Condition

As coin dealers, we do buy rare and collectable coins of all types including sovereigns. If you know or believe you have sovereigns which are rare or highly valuable, you are best to advise us of this, as otherwise we assume that you are offering us bullion sovereigns, and any offer we make will be on that basis.
Many sellers give us a list of their sovereigns, often with dates, mintmarks, and grades. We treat lists in a similar manner to actual coins. It is not our job to peruse lists and identify rarities and high value coins, If you have a rare or highly valuable coin, it is your job to communicate this to your buyer.