Anastasius I. A.D. 491-518. Constantinople. AV Solidus. Helmeted & cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear & shield decorated with cavalryman motif / 'VICTORIA AVGGG I' Victory standing facing, head left, holding long cross; star to right, CONOB in exergue. About Extremely Fine with loose definition in the middle of both sides & Rare. Anastasius is considered the first of the Byzantine Emperors for his monetary reforms.
The British Gold Sovereign was first issued under King George III as a replacement for the Guinea series. Each coin weighs just under 8 grams and is struck in 22ct Gold. Here we are offering the Jody Clark Sovereign Sovereign by type rather than by date.
We bought a nice group of the scarce 2004 Half Sovereigns in Proof condition. They are still sealed in the Royal Mint packaging. They come in the original Royal Mint case with the Royal Mint certificate. These are struck in Proof 22ct Gold and weigh about 4 grams. Today the Royal Mint wants £250.00 for a Half Sovereign in proof. These are older but still in their original Royal Mint packaging and at an attractive price.
Of all the modern British gold on the market, the most underappreciated is the Queen Elizabeth II Half Sovereign in Uncirculated. Yes, we said Uncirculated and not Proof. The Proof coins were all saved by collectors, the Brilliant Uncirculated coins were just not put away. We have bought a nice group of Brilliant Uncirculated examples. Try and find them elsewhere and you will see what we mean about them being underappreciated and not saved for collectors. Each coin is struck in 22ct Gold by the Royal Mint and is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, but supplies are limited.
Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and since then there have been five different busts of her on the Gold Sovereign. A gold sovereign is struck in 22ct gold and weighs about 8 grams. No gold coins were struck for ‘circulation’ until 1957. The bust design offered here is the slightly more mature Young Head by Arnold Machin. Her Majesty is our longest serving Monarch and she is entitled to have the design of her bust changed as she matures with age. All of the coins are struck in 22ct gold all are in Brilliant Uncirculated. Dates will be of our choice.
Gold Sovereign from Queen Elizabeth II featuring Rank-Broadley portrait. The coins are selected and many are well above average. All coins are original and genuine and were struck in 22ct (916 2/3rd fine gold).