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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.


1990 ELIZABETH II ISLE OF MAN ALLEY CAT CROWN 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD COIN
1990 ELIZABETH II ISLE OF MAN ALLEY CAT CROWN 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD COIN
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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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1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN
1980 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 22CT GOLD 200 KOALA COIN
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Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin Gold Tone Toggle Back Cufflinks C1 29
Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin Gold Tone Toggle Back Cufflinks C1 29
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20 Gold Coin Proof 1995 Elizabeth II Cook Islands Comm 500 Years Of America
20 Gold Coin Proof 1995 Elizabeth II Cook Islands Comm 500 Years Of America
$111.00
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2007 Elizabeth II 140th Anniversary Dominion Gold Coin Gem Proof
2007 Elizabeth II 140th Anniversary Dominion Gold Coin Gem Proof
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1976 CANADA 100 DOLLARS GOLD COIN OLYMPIC QUEEN ELIZABETH II
1976 CANADA 100 DOLLARS GOLD COIN OLYMPIC QUEEN ELIZABETH II
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1895 British Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Gold Coin
1895 British Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Gold Coin
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14k Gold Plate Elizabeth II Coin Chained Bracelets 15mm Wide 75 Long
14k Gold Plate Elizabeth II Coin Chained Bracelets 15mm Wide 75 Long
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2011 CANADA ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS MAPLE LEAF 9999 FINE GOLD COLLECTIBLE COIN
2011 CANADA ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS MAPLE LEAF 9999 FINE GOLD COLLECTIBLE COIN
$40.00 (7 Bids)
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1964 Elizabeth II Full Gold Sovereign Coin
1964 Elizabeth II Full Gold Sovereign Coin
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1967 Elizabeth II Full Gold Sovereign Coin
1967 Elizabeth II Full Gold Sovereign Coin
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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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Gold Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Coin Royal Mint Crown 1977 London Family
Gold Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Coin Royal Mint Crown 1977 London Family
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RARE 500th ANNIVERSARY 1989 HALF SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II
RARE 500th ANNIVERSARY 1989 HALF SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II
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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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2001 GOLD PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
2001 GOLD PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
$147.80 (13 Bids)
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1988 GOLD PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
1988 GOLD PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
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19883GOLD PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
19883GOLD PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
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1980 GOLD PROOF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
1980 GOLD PROOF SOVEREIGN CASED WITH COA BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II FDC
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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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