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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.


QUEEN ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 24K PURE GOLD PLATED COIN
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2005 Australian 1oz Gold Kangaroo Nugget 999 fine Elizabeth II 100 Coin  RARE
2005 Australian 1oz Gold Kangaroo Nugget 999 fine Elizabeth II 100 Coin RARE
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Great Britain English two 2 pound coin 1998 Queen Elizabeth II gold silver color
Great Britain English two 2 pound coin 1998 Queen Elizabeth II gold silver color
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Canada 2010 Elizabeth II 1 25 OZ 9999 FINE GOLD ROYAL MOUNTED POLICE Coin
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1980 GOLD PROOF SOVEREIGN WITH CASE and COA GREAT BRITAIN GOLD COIN ELIZABETH II
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1981 GOLD PROOF SOVEREIGN WITH CASE and COA GREAT BRITAIN GOLD COIN ELIZABETH II
1981 GOLD PROOF SOVEREIGN WITH CASE and COA GREAT BRITAIN GOLD COIN ELIZABETH II
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RARE 100 Dollars Elizabeth II Investiture of Prince Charles Jamaica Gold Coin
RARE 100 Dollars Elizabeth II Investiture of Prince Charles Jamaica Gold Coin
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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
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TITANIC COIN GOLD Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Man Medal C Ship U London UK
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1967 English Penny Coin Very High Grade Man London Gold Queen Elizabeth II U C
1967 English Penny Coin Very High Grade Man London Gold Queen Elizabeth II U C
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1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 5000 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 OZ
1984 ELIZABETH II MAPLE LEAF 5000 FIFTY DOLLAR CANADA GOLD COIN 1 OZ
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COOK ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR ELIZABETH II 24k Gold Plated Silver Medal Coin
COOK ISLANDS 1 DOLLAR ELIZABETH II 24k Gold Plated Silver Medal Coin
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CANADA 350 FIREWEED QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN W BOX AND COA AS SHOWN
CANADA 350 FIREWEED QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN W BOX AND COA AS SHOWN
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1963 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN
1963 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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1976 CANADA 100 DOLLARS GOLD COIN OLYMPIC QUEEN ELIZABETH II
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CANADA 2001 200 HABITANT FARM GOLD COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II AS SHOWN
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2002 ELIZABETH II BRITISH 22CT GOLD SHIELDBACK FULL SOVEREIGN COIN
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Lot of 6 1987  1988 Canada Queen Elizabeth II ONE DOLLAR GOLD CLAD SILVER COIN
Lot of 6 1987 1988 Canada Queen Elizabeth II ONE DOLLAR GOLD CLAD SILVER COIN
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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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