• First Portrait of Her Majesty by Arnold Machin on Dated Gold Sovereign
  • First Portrait of Her Majesty by Arnold Machin on Dated Gold Sovereign
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Gold Sovereign Best Value Elizabeth II Second Portrait Bullion Coin

The Gold Sovereign Best Value Bullion Coin featuring Queen Elizabeth II's Second Portrait is an excellent choice for investors and collectors seeking low-premium gold sovereigns with the 2nd UK definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty.

You will receive Arnold Machin's second portrait sovereign gold coins of Queen Elizabeth II from the years 1968 to 1984.

  • Manufactured by The Royal Mint
  • 22 carat gold / 0.9167 fineness
  • Contains 0.2354 troy ounce of the precious metal
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax & VAT
  • Weight: 7.98g
  • Diameter: 22.05mm

These coins are supplied loose. Protect your gold investment by using a 22.5mm coin capsule, presentation case or gift box to ensure that your coin remains in great condition.

See our range of best value gold sovereigns


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Royal Mint Official Partner

Chards is an official partner of The Royal Mint. Our best value Sovereign gold coin range, among other Royal Mint products, are sourced directly from their mint headquarters in Llantrisant, Wales.

Legacy of Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin, born in 1911, was a renowned British sculptor who made a lasting impact. He is famous for creating the enduring design of Queen Elizabeth II's second portrait, which was used on British postage stamps and coins from 1968 to 1984.

Second Coinage Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

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
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Terms of Sale - Key Points

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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. 

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.

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.

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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.