• Obverse of Elizabeth II Second Portrait Gold Bullion Sovereign
  • Obverse of Elizabeth II Second Portrait Gold Bullion Sovereign
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Gold Sovereign Elizabeth II Second Portrait Bullion Coin

Secondary Market Elizabeth II Second Portrait Gold Sovereign.

This coin features the second coinage portrait obverse of HM Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Arnold Machin. 

British gold sovereigns are exempt from both capital gains tax and VAT. The coins are made from 22 carat gold and contain 0.23542 ounces of gold. 

Although these coins are classified as bullion, the coin you receive may be in a better than bullion condition.


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Arnold Machin

Designed by artist, Arnold Machin, the Second Definitive UK Coin Portrait exudes elegance. This new portrait was released with the introduction of the new five and ten pence decimalisation coins in 1968. This bust displays the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara; this tiara had been a wedding gift to the Queen from her grandmother Queen Mary in 1947. The Queen's hair is loosely waved and fabric is draped around her shoulders. This portrait was used on coins until 1984. 


The obverse shows the second coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin. 


The reverse design is by Benedetto Pistrucci. It shows St. George slaying the dragon. This has been used on Sovereigns since 1817. 


Diameter 22mm
Weight 7.98g
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Fineness 0.916
Gold Content 0.2354 oz's
Obverse Arnold Machin
Reverse Benedetto Pistrucci
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.