One of the world’s oldest gold coins still in production is the Gold Sovereign from the Royal Mint of England. With a history that dates back to the Tudor Dynasty in the 15th century, the modern can trace its direct roots back to 1817 and the release of the first Gold Great Britain Sovereign during the latter years of the reign of King George III. Today, the Gold Great Britain Sovereign is still issued by the Royal Mint on an annual basis, but instead of being a circulation piece, it is a gold bullion investment option. Since 2022 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the Royal Mint has temporarily changed the reverse design of the sovereigns. Now, 2022 Gold Great Britain Sovereigns are available to you for purchase online from Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in protective flips or plastic tubes of 25 coins!
- 66th year of availability for the modern Gold Sovereign Coins!
- Consists of .2354 Troy ounces of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Issued legal tender status in Great Britain.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the image of the Royal Arms of England.
In 1489, King Henry VII issued the first coin in England to bear the name sovereign. His English gold sovereign was issued shortly after his founding of the House of Tudor following the Wars of the Roses. The coins featured a bust of the monarch on the obverse, with the Royal Arms of England and the Tudor Rose on the reverse.
These coins were issued from 1489 to 1603 throughout the reign of the Tudors. King James I brought the issuance of English sovereigns to an end, but 200 years later, the coin would be reborn. In 1816, King George III oversaw a Great Recoinage of English gold coins and the Gold Sovereign of Great Britain was born. The new sovereign featured a monarch portrait on the obverse with Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St. George slaying a dragon on the reverse. This design concept remains on the coins to this day.
The obverse of 2022 Gold Great Britain Sovereigns features the fifth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2015 by Jody Clark, this effigy shows the Queen at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem on her head.
On the reverse of 2022 Gold Sovereigns is the Royal Arms of England. Queen Elizabeth II is now the first British monarch ever to reach a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. For 2022, the Royal Mint has replaced St. George on the reverse with the Royal Arms of England.
These 2022 Gold Great Britain Sovereigns are available to you for purchase with individual protective flips or plastic tubes of 25 coins. All of the coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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