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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.


1977 CANADA 100 22Kt Gold Coin Case COA Box Only Silver Jubilee Elizabeth II
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1 oz Gold 999 24k Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coin Bullion Bar
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GREAT BRITAIN 1986 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 24K PURE GOLD PLATED COIN
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Canada 2010 Elizabeth II 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD ROYAL MOUNTED POLICE Coin
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1967 CANADA ELIZABETH II GOLD TONED UNCIRCULATED SILVER FIFTY CENT COIN COIN
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1 OZ9999 FINE 2014 CANADA 5 DOLLAR EAGLE QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER COIN +GOLD
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2004 5 CROWNS GOLD PLATED THE CROWN JEWELS COIN TURK  CAICOS COIN ELIZABETH II
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Elizabeth II Cook Islands 25 Dollars 1990 Gold Coin Endangered Wildlife Elephant
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1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN
1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN
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GREAT BRITAIN 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
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Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin Gold Tone Toggle Back Cufflinks C1 29
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Ladies United Kingdom Elizabeth II Gold Tone 1971 Coin Watch
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1996 Canada Mable Leaf Elizabeth II 50 Dollars Gold Coin 1 Oz Fine Gold 9999
1996 Canada Mable Leaf Elizabeth II 50 Dollars Gold Coin 1 Oz Fine Gold 9999
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2013 Queen Elizabeth II British Sovereign 24K 999 Gold finish 1oz Coin RARE
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1 OZ9999 FINE 2014 CANADA 5 DOLLAR EAGLE QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER COIN +GOLD
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PRINCE CHARLES  LADY DIANA BRITISH ROYAL MINT 24K GOLD PLATED COIN ELIZABETH II
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Queen Elizabeth II Saint George 1963 genuine 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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