In the modern era, the Royal Mint issues two different 5 Pound sterling gold coins for investors and collectors. These include the modern 5 Pound crown, a largely commemorative issue, and the 5 Pound Sovereign. Known as the Quintuple Sovereign, the 5 Pound Gold Sovereign is a relatively rare issue compared to the other denominations in the Sovereign. Today, 5 Pound Gold British Sovereigns in certified condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside NGC plastic slabs!
- Issued since 1980 in the modern era!
- Offered here with random dates!
- Consists of 1.1775 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of Five Pound sterling (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse side of the coin is a monarch portrait.
- The reverse side features Benedetto Pistrucci’s St. George design.
- Please bear in mind that you may receive coins with the same dates when buying more than one.
Modern Gold Sovereigns from the Royal Mint were first issued in 1817. This occurred after the Great Recoinage of 1816 and introduced a series of gold coins based on the historic Gold English Sovereign coins issued during the reign of the Tudors. The 5 Pound Gold Sovereign is one of the rarer pieces. Issued first as a pattern coin in 1820 during the reign of King George III, it has only been issued with some regularity during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
All of the 5 Pound Gold British Sovereigns available here come in individual plastic slabs from the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 certification are considered near-perfect specimens. An MS69 coin has full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws may not exceed minuscule contact marks or hairlines and must located outside the primary focal points.
Silver.com offers these coins to you at random. We select all of the coins at random after your payment has cleared. We only guarantee that the coins come with an MS69 certification and cannot guarantee a particular date in advance. If you buy more than one, you may receive matching coins.
On the obverse side of the 5 Pound Gold British Sovereign is a portrait of the reigning monarch of England. While 5 Pound Gold Sovereigns have been available since the reign of King George III in 1820, those from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II are most common. The available portraits of Elizabeth II include the second-generation design from Arnold Machin and the third-generation design from Raphael Maklouf.
The reverse face of the 5 Pound Gold Sovereign comes with an image of St. George slaying the dragon. Designed for this series in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci, it shows St. George on horseback as he rides to slay a dragon.
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