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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.



Vtg Pin 1957 S Africa Faux Gold Tone Coin Enamel Shield Flag Elizabeth II Regina
Vtg Pin 1957 S Africa Faux Gold Tone Coin Enamel Shield Flag Elizabeth II Regina
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1984 GOLD QUEEN ELIZABETH II HALF SOVEREIGN GEM PROOF GRADE COIN ROYAL MINT
1984 GOLD QUEEN ELIZABETH II HALF SOVEREIGN GEM PROOF GRADE COIN ROYAL MINT
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2008 GOLD COIN Queen Elizabeth II TUVALU 3 DOLLARS 1 25 Troy Oz 9999
2008 GOLD COIN Queen Elizabeth II TUVALU 3 DOLLARS 1 25 Troy Oz 9999
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2003 Elizabeth II Coronation Anniv Cook Islands Sterling Silver Gold Proof Coin
2003 Elizabeth II Coronation Anniv Cook Islands Sterling Silver Gold Proof Coin
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2003 Elizabeth II Coronation Anniv Cook Islands Sterling Silver Gold Proof Coin
2003 Elizabeth II Coronation Anniv Cook Islands Sterling Silver Gold Proof Coin
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1985 1 10oz 9999 Canada Gold Coin Maple Leaf Elizabeth II 5 Dollars EXCELLENT
1985 1 10oz 9999 Canada Gold Coin Maple Leaf Elizabeth II 5 Dollars EXCELLENT
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NEW 2016 1 10 ounce PURE GOLD Coin Elizabeth II Year of the Monkey 9999 BU
NEW 2016 1 10 ounce PURE GOLD Coin Elizabeth II Year of the Monkey 9999 BU
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COIN CUFFLINKS1964 HONG KONG Dollar 1 20 12K GOLD BACKS Queen Elizabeth II
COIN CUFFLINKS1964 HONG KONG Dollar 1 20 12K GOLD BACKS Queen Elizabeth II
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SCARCE 2002 PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
SCARCE 2002 PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
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2016 SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
2016 SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
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4 Generations British Royal Family Gold  Silver Coin Queen Elizabeth II London
4 Generations British Royal Family Gold Silver Coin Queen Elizabeth II London
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1993 5 Dollars Elizabeth II Canada 1 10 OZ 9999 Fine Gold Coin  4252 33
1993 5 Dollars Elizabeth II Canada 1 10 OZ 9999 Fine Gold Coin 4252 33
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1981 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin Elizabeth II Proof Low Mintage
1981 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin Elizabeth II Proof Low Mintage
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Elizabeth II Gold Coin 15 Ecus Gibraltar
Elizabeth II Gold Coin 15 Ecus Gibraltar
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Queen Elizabeth II DG REG FD 1977 25th Silver Anniversary Coin Gold Plated VF
Queen Elizabeth II DG REG FD 1977 25th Silver Anniversary Coin Gold Plated VF
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2013 CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH II DGREGINA Finished in 24k gold coloried Coin
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2013 CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH II DGREGINA Finished in 24k gold coloried Coin
2013 CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH II DGREGINA Finished in 24k gold coloried Coin
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1975 UNCIRCULATED 100 COOK ISLANDS 90 GOLD COIN Franklin Mint Elizabeth II
1975 UNCIRCULATED 100 COOK ISLANDS 90 GOLD COIN Franklin Mint Elizabeth II
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1975 UNCIRCULATED 100 BERMUDA GOLD COIN Franklin Mint Elizabeth II Royal Visit
1975 UNCIRCULATED 100 BERMUDA GOLD COIN Franklin Mint Elizabeth II Royal Visit
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NEW QUEEN ELIZABETH IIs 90th Photographic Coin BRAND NEW 24 carat gold plated
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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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  1. Tamara
    March 5th, 2015 at 10:00 | #1

    i cant find the gold dollar coin, queen elizabeth on front, 1867-1992 and says D.G Regina. on back is a family sitting at a park looking at a castle or govt blg

  2. June 6th, 2015 at 05:25 | #2

    Elizabeth II
    DG REG FD 1994 ONE POUND

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