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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.


1966 Elizabeth II Great Britain One Pound 1 Sovereign 22K 917 Solid Gold Coin
1966 Elizabeth II Great Britain One Pound 1 Sovereign 22K 917 Solid Gold Coin
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1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN
1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II REGINA ELASTICIZED GOLD TONE COIN BELT 25 RELAXED VERY NICE
QUEEN ELIZABETH II REGINA ELASTICIZED GOLD TONE COIN BELT 25 RELAXED VERY NICE
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1985 VIRGIN ISLANDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD CROSS 20 SILVER PROOF COIN
1985 VIRGIN ISLANDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD CROSS 20 SILVER PROOF COIN
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1985 VIRGIN ISLANDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD DUBLOON 20 SILVER PROOF COIN
1985 VIRGIN ISLANDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD DUBLOON 20 SILVER PROOF COIN
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1985 VIRGIN ISLANDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD MONSTRANCE 20 SILVER PROOF COIN
1985 VIRGIN ISLANDS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD MONSTRANCE 20 SILVER PROOF COIN
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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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2013 NIUE 100 GOLD COIN TASMANIAN DEVIL COLORIZED PF 69 ELIZABETH II NICE
2013 NIUE 100 GOLD COIN TASMANIAN DEVIL COLORIZED PF 69 ELIZABETH II NICE
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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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Lot of 6 1987  1988 Canada Queen Elizabeth II ONE DOLLAR GOLD CLAD SILVER COIN
Lot of 6 1987 1988 Canada Queen Elizabeth II ONE DOLLAR GOLD CLAD SILVER COIN
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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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2012 QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE GOLD 1 4oz Proof Coin
2012 QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE GOLD 1 4oz Proof Coin
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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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1996 Elizabeth II Great Britain Gold Proof Sovereign Coin
1996 Elizabeth II Great Britain Gold Proof Sovereign Coin
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COOK ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR ELIZABETH II 24k Gold Plated Silver Medal Coin
COOK ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR ELIZABETH II 24k Gold Plated Silver Medal 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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c1950s Gold Plated c1953 SOUTH AFRICA Coin Cufflinks Queen Elizabeth II
c1950s Gold Plated c1953 SOUTH AFRICA Coin Cufflinks Queen Elizabeth II
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GREAT BRITAIN 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
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CANADA 2001 200 HABITANT FARM GOLD COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS SHOWN
CANADA 2001 200 HABITANT FARM GOLD COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS SHOWN
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GREAT BRITAIN 1983 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1983 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
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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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