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Elizabeth II Gold Coin

Gold sovereign came into existence in 1489 under King Henry VII, with a value of one pound sterling. The obverse design showed the King (sovereign) seated facing on a throne and that is how new coin gained its name - the sovereign. From 1953, gold sovereign features Queen Elizabeth II on the observe.

The reverse featured a shield on a large double Tudor rose. Sovereigns were then struck for Henry VIII, and for most monarchs until the first coinage of James I.


Great Britain English two 2 pound coin 2002 Queen Elizabeth II gold silver color
Great Britain English two 2 pound coin 2002 Queen Elizabeth II gold silver color
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1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN 8gr GREAT BRITAIN 1963
1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN 8gr GREAT BRITAIN 1963
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Scarce Genuine 2002 Isle of Man 9999 Gold Crown Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Coin
Scarce Genuine 2002 Isle of Man 9999 Gold Crown Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Coin
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GB QUEEN ELIZABETH II RARE 1965 GOLD PLATED HALF CROWN COIN B
GB QUEEN ELIZABETH II RARE 1965 GOLD PLATED HALF CROWN COIN B
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II REGINA ELASTICIZED GOLD TONE COIN BELT 25 RELAXED VERY NICE
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2014 Australia Elizabeth II pure 100 Mills 999 24k gold bullion Coin RARE
2014 Australia Elizabeth II pure 100 Mills 999 24k gold bullion Coin RARE
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Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Gold Coin 2012 Limited to 60 Sets COA Crown size
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Gold Coin 2012 Limited to 60 Sets COA Crown size
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GREAT BRITAIN 1986 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1986 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
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TITANIC COIN GOLD Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Man Medal C Ship U London UK
TITANIC COIN GOLD Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Man Medal C Ship U London UK
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1980 GOLD PROOF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
1980 GOLD PROOF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
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Authentic 1979 Queen Elizabeth II St George  the Dragon 22K Gold Coin PROOF
Authentic 1979 Queen Elizabeth II St George the Dragon 22K Gold Coin PROOF
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 24K PURE GOLD PLATED COIN
QUEEN ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 24K PURE GOLD PLATED COIN
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1 oz Gold 999 24k Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coin Bullion Bar
1 oz Gold 999 24k Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coin Bullion Bar
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1 oz Gold 999 24k Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coin Bullion Bar ER
1 oz Gold 999 24k Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coin Bullion Bar ER
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20 Gold Coin Proof 1995 Elizabeth II Cook Islands Comm 500 Years Of America
20 Gold Coin Proof 1995 Elizabeth II Cook Islands Comm 500 Years Of America
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 1 25 OZ GOLD ANGELS COIN IN A PASSPORT HOLDER
QUEEN ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 1 25 OZ GOLD ANGELS COIN IN A PASSPORT HOLDER
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Canada 2010 Elizabeth II 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD ROYAL MOUNTED POLICE Coin
Canada 2010 Elizabeth II 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD ROYAL MOUNTED POLICE Coin
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1977 CANADA 100 Gold 22Kt Coin Case  COA Only Silver Jubilee Elizabeth II
1977 CANADA 100 Gold 22Kt Coin Case COA Only Silver Jubilee Elizabeth II
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II SOVEREIGN 24K PURE GOLD PLATED COIN
QUEEN ELIZABETH II SOVEREIGN 24K PURE GOLD PLATED COIN
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RARE 100 Dollars Elizabeth II Investiture of Prince Charles Jamaica Gold Coin
RARE 100 Dollars Elizabeth II Investiture of Prince Charles Jamaica Gold Coin
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Now, here is a bit of history about these beautiful gold coins. In 1816, there was a major change in the British coinage, powered by the Industrial Revolution. The Royal Mint acquired powerful new steam powered coining presses designed by Matthew Boulton and James Watt. The reverse design was introduced featuring Saint George slaying a dragon, designed by a brilliant young Italian engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci. This beautiful classic design remains on gold sovereigns today, almost two hundred years later.

Production at the Royal Mint stopped in 1917, although some were minted again in 1925. The branch mints continued to produce sovereigns, Ottawa in Canada until 1919, Bombay in India in 1918, Sydney Australia until 1926, Melbourne and Perth Australia until 1931, and Pretoria South Africa until 1932.

No new sovereigns were issued for circulation until 1957, although sovereigns were included in the George VI proof set of 1937 which was available for collectors, and sovereigns were also minted but not issued for Edward VIII in 1937, and for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

From 1957, bullion sovereigns were issued almost every year until 1968, then not until 1974 when regular production was restarted. In 1979, an annual proof version was issued, and this practice continues to the present. In 1989, a special 500th Anniversary commemorative design was produced, inspired by the very first gold sovereign of 1489, showing H.M. Queen Elizabeth II seated facing on a throne.

For 2002, a shield was used on the reverse for just one year to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, and then the design reverted to the classic St. George slaying the dragon by Pistrucci.

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