Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and she had five different designs for her busts 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 was our longest-serving Monarch and she was entitled to have the design of her bust changed as she matured with age. All of the coins are struck in 22ct gold all are in Brilliant Uncirculated. Dates will be of our choice.
In 2019 The Royal Mint allowed British Gold Sovereigns to be struck in India, with an ‘I’ mint mark. The last Monarch to allow this was King George V in 1918. The Mint has packaged them with a certificate calling them Bullion but they are certainly Specimens that look much like proofs. They are housed in nice official display cases. The coin is sealed in a card which is also its guarantee from the Royal Mint that it is genuine and of the same standard as a British Sovereign. It is the first time that we have seen them in the Royal Mint package, the coins were made in India. You have a current gold coin with the Queen’s portrait with the Indian mint mark. We have never seen them like this before. We bought all that the dealer had for sale, it was a good price, so you have a good price, that way everyone is happy.
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.
Here is a fantastic Special Offer for you on the difficult to find 2019 Royal Mint Gold Proof Sovereign. These coins are complete in their original, never opened, Royal Mint case of issue with the certificate of authenticity from the Royal Mint.