Sovereign coins have been minted by the United Kingdom since the 15th century, with the modern version introduced in 1817. These coins have been issued by various branch mints around the world and have undergone numerous design changes throughout their history. In this chapter, we will delve into the various designs and technical specifications of sovereign coins, including their weight, diameter, thickness, and gold content.
Sovereign coins are traditionally struck from gold and have been used as both a means of currency and a collectible item by numismatists worldwide. The design of sovereign coins has varied over the years, with many issues featuring the head of the current monarch and the reverse boasting Pistrucci's George and the Dragon design. In addition to their artistic value, sovereign coins also have a collectors value and some coins can sell into the tens of thousands of pounds.
In this chapter, we will examine the various designs and technical specifications of sovereign coins, including half and quarter sovereigns. We will also delve into the factors that influence the value of these coins, such as rarity, condition, and gold content. Whether you are an experienced collector or new to the world of sovereign coins, this chapter will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of these esteemed and valuable pieces of currency.
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