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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.



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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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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2002 SHIELD BACK SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN ELIZABETH II STILL SEALED AS ISSUED
2002 SHIELD BACK SOVEREIGN BRITISH GOLD COIN ELIZABETH II STILL SEALED AS ISSUED
$335.48 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Queen Elizabeth II Regina Gold Tone Metal Coin Style Stretch Belt
Vintage Queen Elizabeth II Regina Gold Tone Metal Coin Style Stretch Belt
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LOT OF 3 GOLD TONE ONE POUND Elizabeth II Coin 1981 91 00
LOT OF 3 GOLD TONE ONE POUND Elizabeth II Coin 1981 91 00
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1981 ELIZABETH II BRITISH 22CT GOLD PROOF ENCAPSULATED FULL SOVEREIGN COIN
1981 ELIZABETH II BRITISH 22CT GOLD PROOF ENCAPSULATED FULL SOVEREIGN COIN
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2002 Australia HM Queen Elizabeth II GOLD  SILVER Proof Coin with box  coa
2002 Australia HM Queen Elizabeth II GOLD SILVER Proof Coin with box coa
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1978 CANADIAN UNITY 100 DOLLAR ELIZABETH II GOLD Coin
1978 CANADIAN UNITY 100 DOLLAR ELIZABETH II GOLD Coin
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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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GREAT BRITAIN UNITED KINGDOM Elizabeth II Pound 2003 GOLD Coin Proof
GREAT BRITAIN UNITED KINGDOM Elizabeth II Pound 2003 GOLD Coin Proof
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GREAT BRITAIN UNITED KINGDOM Elizabeth II Pound 2004 GOLD Coin Proof
GREAT BRITAIN UNITED KINGDOM Elizabeth II Pound 2004 GOLD Coin Proof
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GREAT BRITAIN 2005 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN KNIGHT AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 2005 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN KNIGHT 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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GREAT BRITAIN 1984 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1984 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
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GREAT BRITAIN 1988 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1988 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN COIN AS SHOWN
$164.08
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GREAT BRITAIN 1987 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD 1 4 OZ BRITANNIA COIN AS SHOWN
GREAT BRITAIN 1987 QUEEN ELIZABETH II PROOF GOLD 1 4 OZ BRITANNIA 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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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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2014 AUSTRALIA ELIZABETH II LUNAR SERIES 1 10TH OZ 9999 GOLD24K15 DOLLAR COIN
2014 AUSTRALIA ELIZABETH II LUNAR SERIES 1 10TH OZ 9999 GOLD24K15 DOLLAR COIN
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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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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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