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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.


c1950s Gold Plated c1953 SOUTH AFRICA Coin Cufflinks Queen Elizabeth II
c1950s Gold Plated c1953 SOUTH AFRICA Coin Cufflinks Queen Elizabeth II
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1993 100 1 4 TROY OZ GOLD SOLID 14CT QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION COIN TUVALU
1993 100 1 4 TROY OZ GOLD SOLID 14CT QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION COIN TUVALU
$204.21 (20 Bids)
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2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD QUEEN ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR MINT SMALL COIN COLLECTION
2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD QUEEN ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR MINT SMALL COIN COLLECTION
$17.44 (18 Bids)
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2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD QUEEN VICTORIA AND ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR SMALL COIN
2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD QUEEN VICTORIA AND ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR SMALL COIN
$21.99 (11 Bids)
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2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR MINT PART OF SMALL COIN COLLECTION
2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR MINT PART OF SMALL COIN COLLECTION
$17.44 (10 Bids)
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2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR MINT SMALL COIN COLLECTION
2012 SOLID 24CT GOLD ELIZABETH II TDC WINDSOR MINT SMALL COIN COLLECTION
$18.20 (9 Bids)
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1999 CANADA 2 DOLLARS GOLD COIN NUNAVUT RCM ISSUE WITH BOX  COA ELIZABETH II
1999 CANADA 2 DOLLARS GOLD COIN NUNAVUT RCM ISSUE WITH BOX COA ELIZABETH II
$189.99 (1 Bid)
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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
$3.03 (2 Bids)
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Lucky 1967 SixPence Coin Queen Elizabeth II Gold I Royal Mint Xmas Pudding Magic
Lucky 1967 SixPence Coin Queen Elizabeth II Gold I Royal Mint Xmas Pudding Magic
$0.17 (2 Bids)
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Canada 2010 Elizabeth II 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD ROYAL MOUNTED POLICE Coin
Canada 2010 Elizabeth II 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD ROYAL MOUNTED POLICE Coin
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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
$9.00 (10 Bids)
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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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1965 Great Britain 3 Dukaten Elizabeth II Visit To Germany Gold Coin
1965 Great Britain 3 Dukaten Elizabeth II Visit To Germany Gold Coin
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2002 SHIELD BACK HALF SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN ON CARD OF ISSUE FROM ELIZABETH II BU
2002 SHIELD BACK HALF SOVEREIGN GOLD COIN ON CARD OF ISSUE FROM ELIZABETH II BU
$177.43 (11 Bids)
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1980 PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN FROM ELIZABETH II COIN IN A CAPSULE FDC
1980 PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN FROM ELIZABETH II COIN IN A CAPSULE FDC
$169.44 (29 Bids)
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2006 Aslan Lion Elizabeth II Narnia 10 New Zealand 999 Gold Coin 1toz 311g
2006 Aslan Lion Elizabeth II Narnia 10 New Zealand 999 Gold Coin 1toz 311g
$1,499.00
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Queen Elizabeth II Britain British VIRGIN ISLANDS 100 gold coin w COA case
Queen Elizabeth II Britain British VIRGIN ISLANDS 100 gold coin w COA case
$120.50 (11 Bids)
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1977 Queen Elizabeth II 1oz Silver Coin 24k Gold Electroplated
1977 Queen Elizabeth II 1oz Silver Coin 24k Gold Electroplated
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BAHAMAS 20 DOLLARS 1971 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
BAHAMAS 20 DOLLARS 1971 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN AS SHOWN
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GREAT BRITAIN 1982 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1982 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
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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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