The British Gold Sovereign has long been one of the most recognizable gold coins in the world. Originally issued as the English sovereign in the 15th century, the modern Gold Sovereign was introduced into circulation during the reign of King George III in 1817. Since 1887, a Double Sovereign coin has been available with regularity as well. Right now, Great Britain Gold Double Sovereign Coins are available to purchase online from Wall Street Metals.
- Issued in 1820, and regularly since 1887!
- Contains .4708 Troy ounces of actual gold content!
- On the obverse is the image of the reigning British monarch to match the date mark.
- The reverse of most coins includes St. George slaying the dragon.
- Random year listings come with the potential to receive several coins of the same date and design when buying multiples.
Each Great Britain Gold Double Sovereign Coin available to you in this product listing comes with a protective plastic flip. The coins are all chosen at random for you once your payment has been processed. We cannot guarantee a specific date mark and monarch design for you, nor can we hand-pick a variety of different date marks and designs if you buy more than one of these gold coins for sale.
The modern Gold Sovereign coin was introduced in 1817 late in the reign of King George III. In 1820, the first-ever Gold Double Sovereign was struck but not introduced into circulation. In 1887, during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Double Sovereign re-emerged and was released into circulation by the Royal Mint. Today, a Double Sovereign is produced each year alongside the long-running Gold Sovereign.
On the obverse side of Great Britain Gold Double Sovereign Coins, you will find one of many different designs of the reigning British monarch. Each coin will feature the monarch whose reign matches the date mark on the coin. The most common designs you are likely to find are those of Queen Victoria, whose reign is the second-longest in British history behind only her great-great-granddaughter, the current Queen of England, Elizabeth II. To date, five different effigies of Queen Elizabeth II have featured on the Gold Double Sovereign.
The reverse face of most Great Britain Gold Double Sovereign Coins includes the image of St. George on horseback and he charges and slays the dragon with his spear. This design was created in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci and featured on the Gold Sovereign from 1817 to 1825 and again from 1871 to the present.
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