In 1957, the Bank of England started once again to issue gold sovereigns. To distinguish between the previous issues, which would in many cases seen circulation, and the new, mint condition coins, all the earlier sovereigns were termed by dealers as "old" sovereigns, as distinct from "new" sovereigns. If your looking to buy QEII sovereigns you can view our dedicated page by clicking here.
The new sovereigns issued from 1957 onwards were known as "new" sovereigns, although sometimes they were alternatively called QE2 or QEII sovereigns, QE2s or QEIIs for short.
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