This internationally renowned 22 karat coin’s name was inspired by its impressive size and its regal portraiture of the currently reigning king or queen. To garner the monarch’s seal of approval, the British Royal Mint employed the utmost care and attention to detail while designing and minting this coin. The British sovereign’s privacy, portability, and instant liquidity everywhere make the coin a popular holding worldwide, and a great way to diversify your portfolio.
Production of what was once known as the British Royal Mint Coin began in 1489 (the reign of King Henry VII), and continued to be minted sometime between 1603 and 1625 (early reign of James I). Modern Great Britain Gold Sovereign coins went back into production in 1817 when Britain decided that gold would be the “Sole Standard Measure of Value” making way for the passage of the Great Recoinage of 1816. These coins were minted annually for 100 years, and then there was a long break between 1917 and 1957 where they were only produced once, in 1925. In 1957, however, the coins went back into regular production.
The British Gold Sovereign coin design has changed through the years. The original reverse type for these gold coins displayed the shield and crown motif wrapped in a heraldic wreath. It was later replaced with the image of Saint George killing a dragon, which was engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci. This image symbolizes uncompromising standards and minting excellence. Today, Pistrucci’s St. George and the dragon continue to feature on the gold sovereign family. Each coin includes the year of minting directly below the dragon. The obverse side of each of these coins depicts the profile of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. All coins minted after 1957 through today feature the right-profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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