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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.



2006 Aslan Lion Elizabeth II Narnia 10 New Zealand 999 Gold Coin 1 OZ 311g
2006 Aslan Lion Elizabeth II Narnia 10 New Zealand 999 Gold Coin 1 OZ 311g
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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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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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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
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SCARCE 2002 SHIELD BACK SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
SCARCE 2002 SHIELD BACK SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
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2009 QUARTER SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
2009 QUARTER SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
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Authentic 1979 Queen Elizabeth II St George  the Dragon 22K Gold Coin PROOF
Authentic 1979 Queen Elizabeth II St George the Dragon 22K Gold Coin PROOF
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2005 Canada 50 Cents 1 25 Ounce Gold Coin Voyageurs RCM And COA Elizabeth II
2005 Canada 50 Cents 1 25 Ounce Gold Coin Voyageurs RCM And COA Elizabeth II
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Mint Uncirculated 1993 Canada 5 1 10 oz 9999 Fine Gold Coin Elizabeth II
Mint Uncirculated 1993 Canada 5 1 10 oz 9999 Fine Gold Coin Elizabeth II
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2012 QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE GOLD 1 4oz Proof Coin
2012 QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE GOLD 1 4oz Proof Coin
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1  Gold Coin Alderney 2006 HM Queen Elizabeth II
1 Gold Coin Alderney 2006 HM Queen Elizabeth II
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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
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2002 Australia HM Queen Elizabeth II GOLD  SILVER Proof Coin with box 7 coa
2002 Australia HM Queen Elizabeth II GOLD SILVER Proof Coin with box 7 coa
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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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2015  oz Pure Gold Coin  Maple Leaves with Queen Elizabeth II
2015 oz Pure Gold Coin Maple Leaves with Queen Elizabeth II
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1 OZ9999 FINE 2014 CANADA 5 DOLLAR EAGLE QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER COIN +GOLD
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Vtg Pin 1957 S Africa Faux Gold Tone Coin Enamel Shield Flag Elizabeth II Regina
Vtg Pin 1957 S Africa Faux Gold Tone Coin Enamel Shield Flag Elizabeth II Regina
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GREAT BRITAIN 1987 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1987 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
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GREAT BRITAIN 2008 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 2008 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 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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  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

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