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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.


1963 FULL SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN 2
1963 FULL SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II GREAT BRITAIN 2
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1895 British Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Gold Coin
1895 British Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Gold Coin
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RARE 1979 FULL SOVEREIGN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN UK St GEORGE DRAGON KG479
RARE 1979 FULL SOVEREIGN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN UK St GEORGE DRAGON KG479
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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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1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 66
1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 66
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1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 66
1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 66
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1987 Canadian Elizabeth II Maple Leaf Gold 5 Coin 9999 1 10oz
1987 Canadian Elizabeth II Maple Leaf Gold 5 Coin 9999 1 10oz
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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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Great Britain Gold Proof Sovereign Coin Random Year Queen Elizabeth II
Great Britain Gold Proof Sovereign Coin Random Year Queen Elizabeth II
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1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 67
1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 50 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 Oz NGC MS 67
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1997 Australian Nugget 1 10 Ounce Gold Coin 9999 Elizabeth II 15 Dollar Coin
1997 Australian Nugget 1 10 Ounce Gold Coin 9999 Elizabeth II 15 Dollar Coin
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Authentic 1979 Queen Elizabeth II St George  the Dragon 22K Gold Coin
Authentic 1979 Queen Elizabeth II St George the Dragon 22K Gold Coin
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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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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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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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1982 Gold Canada 5 BU 1 10 Ounce Coin 999 Maple Leaf Elizabeth II Sealed
1982 Gold Canada 5 BU 1 10 Ounce Coin 999 Maple Leaf Elizabeth II Sealed
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1982 Canada Gold 5 BU 1 10 Ounce Coin 999 Maple Leaf Elizabeth II Sealed
1982 Canada Gold 5 BU 1 10 Ounce Coin 999 Maple Leaf Elizabeth II Sealed
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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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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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1958 British Sovereign Gold Coin Elizabeth II 1 Sov UNC
1958 British Sovereign Gold Coin Elizabeth II 1 Sov UNC
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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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