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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 1990 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1990 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
$691.48
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GREAT BRITAIN 1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
$345.14
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BAHAMAS 100 FLAMINGO QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1975 GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
BAHAMAS 100 FLAMINGO QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1975 GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
$224.71
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1955 South Africia Gold one pound Coin Elizabeth II
1955 South Africia Gold one pound Coin Elizabeth II
$399.99
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Three Oz 9999 Gold Bullion 1984 Elizabeth II Canada 50 Gold Bullion Coin
Three Oz 9999 Gold Bullion 1984 Elizabeth II Canada 50 Gold Bullion Coin
$3,370.11 (8 Bids)
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1967 Canada Elizabeth II One Dollar Silver Coin Gold Tone Vintage
1967 Canada Elizabeth II One Dollar Silver Coin Gold Tone Vintage
$19.99
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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
$1,499.99
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Isle of Man 1989 Coin 1 20 Pure Gold 9999 Genuine Persian Cat Elizabeth II
Isle of Man 1989 Coin 1 20 Pure Gold 9999 Genuine Persian Cat Elizabeth II
$84.99
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1 2 oz Gold Coin Canada 100 Elizabeth II Jubilee 1977 22 kt
1 2 oz Gold Coin Canada 100 Elizabeth II Jubilee 1977 22 kt
$659.00 (1 Bid)
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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
$1.87 (1 Bid)
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2000 Elizabeth II 10 Dollars 1 4 OZ or Pur 999 Fine Gold Canadian Coin
2000 Elizabeth II 10 Dollars 1 4 OZ or Pur 999 Fine Gold Canadian Coin
$400.00
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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
$1.87
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Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin Gold Tone Toggle Back Cufflinks C1 29
Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin Gold Tone Toggle Back Cufflinks C1 29
$29.99
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2009 ROYAL MINT ELIZABETH II ST GEORGE SOLID 22K GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN BOXED
2009 ROYAL MINT ELIZABETH II ST GEORGE SOLID 22K GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN BOXED
$676.04
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1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN
1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN
$532.44
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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
$520.00 (4 Bids)
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1984 Elizabeth ii 10 Fine 9999 Gold 1 4oz Or Pur Canadian Coin FLAWLESS
1984 Elizabeth ii 10 Fine 9999 Gold 1 4oz Or Pur Canadian Coin FLAWLESS
$395.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 53m

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
$1.87 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 43m

1999 CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR GOLD PROOF COIN
1999 CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR GOLD PROOF COIN
$99.99 (2 Bids)
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RARE 1989 PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II aFDC
RARE 1989 PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II aFDC
$262.00 (8 Bids)
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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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