The Great Britain Gold Sovereign is one of the most recognizable coins in the world today. Issued annually since 1817 by Great Britain and bearing the portrait of the reigning monarch with each release, the gold sovereign is a historic coin that is ideal for both collecting and investing. Right now, Great Britain Gold Sovereigns from the reign of Elizabeth II are available to purchase online from Wall Street Metals.
- Available with Elizabeth IIs effigy from 1953-1967
- Contains .2345 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Obverse features a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the design of St. George on horseback.
Each Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin available to you in this product listing ships inside of protective plastic to ensure its condition and the quality of the design. These gold sovereigns all feature the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of England. Her figure has appeared on gold sovereigns since the 1953 issue year.
Given the length of her reign, there are five potential portraits of the Queen which could appear on the obverse of the Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin you receive in this product listing. From 1953 to 1967, the first-generation depiction of a young Queen Elizabeth II with youthful, optimistic imagery is featured. This was created by Mary Gillick.
Coins in the gold sovereign range issued from 1968 to 1984 included the Arnold Machin portrait. This second generation design was similar to Gillicks depiction, capturing a youthful Queen Elizabeth II. The primary difference here was the addition of a crown atop her head. From 1985 to 1997, the gold sovereigns bore the third-generation design by Raphael Maklouf that is considered the most regal of the portraits.
The most common Great Britain Gold Sovereigns of Elizabeth IIs reign are those with the fourth-generation portrait created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. This design was in use from 1998 to 2015 and was replaced in 2016 by Jody Clarks fifth-generation design of the Queen at age 89.
On the reverse of all Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coins is the image of St. George on horseback as he rides over the dragon in battle. This image has been used on the vast majority of Great Britain Gold Sovereign coins dating back to their modern introduction in 1817 during the reign of King George III.
The Royal Mint is the coining facility responsible for Great Britain gold sovereigns. Originally founded in the 8th century as the London Mint, today the Royal Mints primary coining facility is located in southern Wales.
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