The Royal Proclamation authorizing Edward’s coinage was not made until 10 December 1901 meaning that the new coinage was not introduced until 1902. All King Edward’s sovereigns carry St George and the date on the reverse, with the mintmark (if applicable) on the bottom of the exergue line above…Continue readingKing Edward VII Gold Sovereigns, 1902-1910.
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A question by yido : I am hoping to sell my sovereign ring, to gain some money to pay off the bills. i really want to know if all sovereigns are 22ct like i have read? I actually think it is a half sovereign (it is about 20 pence size)i…Continue readingAre All Gold Half Sovereigns 22ct?
St George, patron of England.
Sir Joseph Banks had introduced a brilliant young Italian engraver named Benedetto Pistrucci to William Wellesley Pole appointing him to the mint on the 26th June 1816, Pistrucci then suggested that the St George & Dragon theme would do well to remind the world of Britain’s victory over Napoleon…Continue readingSt George, patron of England.
The reign of Elizabeth (1952 – 2022), is long enough to prompt five distinctive portraits thus far.These depict her as a young woman on her ascension to the throne, as a more regal young ruler in 1974, as a confident monarch in 1985 and as an elderly ruler in…Continue readingQueen Elizabeth II Gold Sovereigns.
For many collectors, the greatest appeal gold sovereigns have is their undeniable investment potential. Beauty, history and rarity aside, investment is clearly a strong motivating factor in the sovereign collector market. Many a numismatist has profited from the sale of a painstakingly built sovereign collection. Provided certain fundamental habits…Continue readingCollecting gold sovereigns, a solid investment in gold.
Minted from 1911 to 1935, the George V design was the last British gold sovereign produced for regular issue. Our George V sovereigns are very well struck with strong, detailed devices and a lovely orange-gold color. The obverse features a portrait of George V, and the reverse depicts the…Continue readingKing George V Gold Sovereigns. (Minted 1911-1935)