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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.


2004 Canadian 50 Gold Elizabeth II Maple Leaf Coin 1 Troy oz
2004 Canadian 50 Gold Elizabeth II Maple Leaf Coin 1 Troy oz
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25 Proof Gold Coin ELIZABETH II 999 fineness 73 gram only 20000 made 02452
25 Proof Gold Coin ELIZABETH II 999 fineness 73 gram only 20000 made 02452
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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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1963 UK GB Royal Mint Elizabeth II St George Full Sovereign Gold Coin 22Kt
1963 UK GB Royal Mint Elizabeth II St George Full Sovereign Gold Coin 22Kt
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1975 British Virgin Islands Gold 100 Proof Coin Queen Elizabeth II Unopened
1975 British Virgin Islands Gold 100 Proof Coin Queen Elizabeth II Unopened
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1977 Canada 100 22 karat gold proof Coin Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
1977 Canada 100 22 karat gold proof Coin Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
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1976 British Virgin Islands Gold 100 Proof Coin Queen Elizabeth II 50th B day
1976 British Virgin Islands Gold 100 Proof Coin Queen Elizabeth II 50th B day
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1978 Elizabeth II Full Gold Sovereign Coin
1978 Elizabeth II Full Gold Sovereign Coin
$319.37 (3 Bids)
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1 2 oz GOLD AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO QUEEN COIN ELIZABETH II NEW COIN
1 2 oz GOLD AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO QUEEN COIN ELIZABETH II NEW COIN
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2008 Cook Islands Elizabeth II Solid Gold Proof 1 coin with COA T15
2008 Cook Islands Elizabeth II Solid Gold Proof 1 coin with COA T15
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Lucky 1967 SixPence Coin Queen Elizabeth II Gold I Royal Mint Xmas Pudding Magic
Lucky 1967 SixPence Coin Queen Elizabeth II Gold I Royal Mint Xmas Pudding Magic
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2000 Elizabeth II Half Sovereign Gold Coin
2000 Elizabeth II Half Sovereign Gold Coin
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1975 Bermuda 100 Gold Proof Coin Commemorative Queen Elizabeth II visit
1975 Bermuda 100 Gold Proof Coin Commemorative Queen Elizabeth II visit
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1959 Queen Elizabeth II Regina 999 24k Gold plated Clad Bullion Coin
1959 Queen Elizabeth II Regina 999 24k Gold plated Clad Bullion Coin
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PRINCE CHARLES  LADY DIANA BRITISH ROYAL MINT 24K GOLD PLATED COIN ELIZABETH II
PRINCE CHARLES LADY DIANA BRITISH ROYAL MINT 24K GOLD PLATED COIN ELIZABETH II
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jcr m CANADA 100 DOLLARS 1978 GOLD COIN ELIZABETH II 1 2 OZ PURE FINE GOLD
jcr m CANADA 100 DOLLARS 1978 GOLD COIN ELIZABETH II 1 2 OZ PURE FINE GOLD
$564.55 (11 Bids)
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1959 Queen Elizabeth II Regina 999 Fine Gold plated Clad Bullion Coin
1959 Queen Elizabeth II Regina 999 Fine Gold plated Clad Bullion Coin
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2001 VICTORIAN AGE SERIES 4 COIN PROOF SET GOLD  SILVER GIBRALTAR ELIZABETH II
2001 VICTORIAN AGE SERIES 4 COIN PROOF SET GOLD SILVER GIBRALTAR ELIZABETH II
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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
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1 2 oz GOLD AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO QUEEN COIN ELIZABETH II NEW COIN
1 2 oz GOLD AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO QUEEN COIN ELIZABETH II NEW 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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