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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.


1955 South Africia Gold one pound Coin Elizabeth II
1955 South Africia Gold one pound Coin Elizabeth II
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Authentic 1962 ELIZABETH II ST GEORGE GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN ANACS MS63
Authentic 1962 ELIZABETH II ST GEORGE GOLD FULL SOVEREIGN COIN ANACS MS63
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TURKS AND CAICOS 25 CROWNS 1975 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
TURKS AND CAICOS 25 CROWNS 1975 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
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GREAT BRITAIN 1987 PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1987 PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
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TURKS AND CAICOS 50 CROWNS 1975 COLUMBUS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
TURKS AND CAICOS 50 CROWNS 1975 COLUMBUS QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
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22kt 1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II YELLOW GOLD COIN
22kt 1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II YELLOW GOLD COIN
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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
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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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1996 25000 QUEEN ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS GOLD COIN
1996 25000 QUEEN ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 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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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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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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1957 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS MS64
1957 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS MS64
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1964 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS MS63+
1964 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS MS63+
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1965 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS MS65
1965 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN PCGS MS65
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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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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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Beautiful Queen Elizabeth II Clad 1 Ounce 2010 Tribute Coin 24 K Gold
Beautiful Queen Elizabeth II Clad 1 Ounce 2010 Tribute Coin 24 K Gold
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1979 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 65
1979 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 65
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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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