One of the most recognizable gold coins for sale in the world today, the Gold Great Britain Sovereign originated in 1817 in its modern form as a circulating gold coin. The newer issues of this coin in the 21st century are bullion specimens intended for investors and collectors, but you can still find countless examples of this coin from the 20th and 19th centuries. Right now, Gold Great Britain Sovereign Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic flip!
- Released annually since 1817!
- Consists of .7988 Grams, or .2568 Troy ounces, of actual gold content.
- Bears a nominal face value of One Pound sterling (GBP) backed by the government of Great Britain.
- On the obverse of the coins, you’ll find an effigy of Britain’s ruling monarch matching the date of issue.
- The reverse side of most coins includes Benedetto Pistrucci’s design of St. George killing the dragon.
- Cleaned and damaged coins in this listing will show flaws.
- Please keep in mind that buying multiples can result in receiving several coins with the same date mark, design, and condition.
Each of the Gold Great Britain Sovereign Coins in this product listing are available to you with a protective plastic flip and come from random years. Gold Sovereigns in this listing date as far back as 1817 and the reign of King George III, the man who reintroduced the concept of British sovereign coins.
Gold Sovereigns in this listing come in two condition types. Some of the available specimens were previously cleaned, leading to possible tarnish and diminishing luster on the coins. Alternatively, some coins are in damaged condition that could include minor scuffs and scratches or severe dents, gouges, and contact marks.
Silver.com cannot guarantee the condition of the coins you receive. Likewise, we cannot guarantee the date mark and corresponding monarch design on the obverse. If you buy more than one coin, please keep in mind that you could receive several coins with the same design elements, date marks, and flaws.
On the obverse of Gold Great Britain Sovereign Coins, you’ll find the effigy of one of Britain’s ruling monarchs since 1817. King George III was the first monarch to feature on the modern Gold Sovereign, with Queen Victoria (1838-1901) and Queen Elizabeth II (1952-present) representing the two longest reigns in British history and the most common monarch portraits on the Gold Sovereigns.
The reverse of the vast majority of Gold Great Britain Sovereigns features Benedetto Pistrucci’s image of St. George on horseback as he slays a dragon. From 1838 to 1887 during Queen Victoria’s reign, Gold Sovereigns were issued with the Royal shield on the reverse instead.
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