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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.



1958 Great Britain Sovereign Elizabeth II Del Gratia Regina Gold Coin
1958 Great Britain Sovereign Elizabeth II Del Gratia Regina Gold Coin
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ZIPPO LIGHTER 2004 E 04 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 100 DOLLAR GOLD COIN WORKS
ZIPPO LIGHTER 2004 E 04 ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 100 DOLLAR GOLD COIN WORKS
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ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS GOLDEN FISH 0999 GOLD  SILVER COIN
ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS GOLDEN FISH 0999 GOLD SILVER COIN
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1971 NewZealand Elizabeth II one dollar gold colored coin excellent uncirculated
1971 NewZealand Elizabeth II one dollar gold colored coin excellent uncirculated
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1978 NewZealand Elizabeth II one dollar gold colored coin excellent
1978 NewZealand Elizabeth II one dollar gold colored coin excellent
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1970 Isle of Man Elizabeth II 1 dollar gold colored coin uncirculated excellent
1970 Isle of Man Elizabeth II 1 dollar gold colored coin uncirculated excellent
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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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VINTAGE GOLD TONE METAL COIN ELIZABETH II REGINA STRETCH BELT S M
VINTAGE GOLD TONE METAL COIN ELIZABETH II REGINA STRETCH BELT S M
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Elizabeth II Gold Coin 750
Elizabeth II Gold Coin 750
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Vintage Dei Gratia Regina Elizabeth II 1967 Faux Gold Tone Coin Belt
Vintage Dei Gratia Regina Elizabeth II 1967 Faux Gold Tone Coin Belt
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2002 COOK ISLANDS ELIZABETH II YEAR OF THE HORSE 30 DOLLARS 9999 GOLD COIN 25g
2002 COOK ISLANDS ELIZABETH II YEAR OF THE HORSE 30 DOLLARS 9999 GOLD COIN 25g
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2002 YEAR OF THE HORSE 15 DOLLARS 9999 GOLD COIN COOK ISLANDS ELIZABETH II 25g
2002 YEAR OF THE HORSE 15 DOLLARS 9999 GOLD COIN COOK ISLANDS ELIZABETH II 25g
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VINTAGE QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN CUFFLINKS IN GIFT BOX
VINTAGE QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD COIN CUFFLINKS IN GIFT BOX
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1983 1 POUND ELIZABETH II UK GREAT BRITAIN Gold Color COIN Tutamen Ducas
1983 1 POUND ELIZABETH II UK GREAT BRITAIN Gold Color COIN Tutamen Ducas
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Collectable Gold 1979 coin Queen Elizabeth II George  Dragon
Collectable Gold 1979 coin Queen Elizabeth II George Dragon
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Canada 2015 10 Maple Leaves with Queen Elizabeth II Effigy 1990 Gold Coin
Canada 2015 10 Maple Leaves with Queen Elizabeth II Effigy 1990 Gold Coin
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2006 Canada 1 10 oz Fine Gold 9999 Coin Maple Leaf ounce Elizabeth II 5 Dollars
2006 Canada 1 10 oz Fine Gold 9999 Coin Maple Leaf ounce Elizabeth II 5 Dollars
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RMS TITANIC COIN 24KT GOLD Cook Islands Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Ship UK
RMS TITANIC COIN 24KT GOLD Cook Islands Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Ship UK
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1985 Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 5 Pound Gold Coin w Box  COA
1985 Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 5 Pound Gold Coin w Box COA
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1963 Great Britain Elizabeth II 18K Gold Sovereign Coin Nice
1963 Great Britain Elizabeth II 18K Gold Sovereign Coin Nice
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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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  1. Tamara
    March 5th, 2015 at 10:00 | #1

    i cant find the gold dollar coin, queen elizabeth on front, 1867-1992 and says D.G Regina. on back is a family sitting at a park looking at a castle or govt blg

  2. June 6th, 2015 at 05:25 | #2

    Elizabeth II
    DG REG FD 1994 ONE POUND

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