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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.


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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Canada 50 Gold 1OZ Maple Leaf Coin 9999 Pure Gold Elizabeth II Bullion Invest
Canada 50 Gold 1OZ Maple Leaf Coin 9999 Pure Gold Elizabeth II Bullion Invest
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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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Queen Elizabeth II British United Kingdom Gold English Sixpence Coin Cufflinks
Queen Elizabeth II British United Kingdom Gold English Sixpence Coin Cufflinks
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1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN  COA
1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN COA
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1988 Solid GOLD 22K Elizabeth II United Kingdom PROOF SOVEREIGN Coin Box
1988 Solid GOLD 22K Elizabeth II United Kingdom PROOF SOVEREIGN Coin Box
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Bahamas 1976  Elizabeth II  50 Dollars 22K Gold coin  Tobacco dove  KM69
Bahamas 1976 Elizabeth II 50 Dollars 22K Gold coin Tobacco dove KM69
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Great Britain English two 2 pound coin 2002 Queen Elizabeth II gold silver color
Great Britain English two 2 pound coin 2002 Queen Elizabeth II gold silver color
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Vtg 1963 Elizabeth II Regina One Penny Coin UK Gold Tone Metal Link Belt
Vtg 1963 Elizabeth II Regina One Penny Coin UK Gold Tone Metal Link Belt
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1966 Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II Gold Coin 700205947
1966 Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II Gold Coin 700205947
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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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1952 2002 Bi Metal Gold  Silver Coin Jubilee Accession HM Queen Elizabeth II
1952 2002 Bi Metal Gold Silver Coin Jubilee Accession HM Queen Elizabeth II
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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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Diamond Jubilee HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1952 2012 Gold Plated Coin
Diamond Jubilee HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1952 2012 Gold Plated Coin
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1994 ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II GOLD PROOF 1 20 ANGEL COIN NORTH STAR PRIVY MARK
1994 ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II GOLD PROOF 1 20 ANGEL COIN NORTH STAR PRIVY MARK
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1990 Isle of Man 999 Fine Gold Coin 1 20 oz Archangel Elizabeth II
1990 Isle of Man 999 Fine Gold Coin 1 20 oz Archangel Elizabeth II
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1 oz Gold 999 24k Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coin Bullion Bar
1 oz Gold 999 24k Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Coin Bullion Bar
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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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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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