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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.


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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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
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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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1999 CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR GOLD PROOF COIN
1999 CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR GOLD PROOF COIN
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2006 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA Gold Coin 1 Oz 9999
2006 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA Gold Coin 1 Oz 9999
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GREAT BRITAIN 1990 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1990 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
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GREAT BRITAIN 1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
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GREAT BRITAIN 2000 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD 2 POUND COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 2000 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD 2 POUND 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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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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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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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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Great Britain 1 2 Sovereign Elizabeth II Gold Coin Random Year BU PR
Great Britain 1 2 Sovereign Elizabeth II Gold Coin Random Year BU PR
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Isle of Man 1999 Coin 1 20 Pure Gold 9999 Circulated Archangel Elizabeth II
Isle of Man 1999 Coin 1 20 Pure Gold 9999 Circulated Archangel Elizabeth II
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1977 CANADA 100 Gold 22Kt Coin Case Only Silver Jubilee Elizabeth II
1977 CANADA 100 Gold 22Kt Coin Case Only Silver Jubilee Elizabeth II
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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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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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GREAT BRITAIN 1986 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD 2 POUND PROOF COIN AS SHOWN
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1983 Great Britain Half Sovereign Gold Coin AGW 1177 Queen Elizabeth II
1983 Great Britain Half Sovereign Gold Coin AGW 1177 Queen Elizabeth II
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2009 Canada 1 25 Ounce Gold Coin Elizabeth II RCM Issue With Box And COA
2009 Canada 1 25 Ounce Gold Coin Elizabeth II RCM Issue With Box And COA
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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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