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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.



2012 Elizabeth II Canada 10 dolar 1 4 oz Gold Coin
2012 Elizabeth II Canada 10 dolar 1 4 oz Gold Coin
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Vintage GENUINE Coin Set 4Made in EnglandELIZABETH II Ideal FESTIVE gift GOLD
Vintage GENUINE Coin Set 4Made in EnglandELIZABETH II Ideal FESTIVE gift GOLD
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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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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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2012 PROOF FIVE POUNDS GUERNSEY COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 WITH GOLD ACCENT
2012 PROOF FIVE POUNDS GUERNSEY COIN QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2 WITH GOLD ACCENT
$9.90 (6 Bids)
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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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1957 SOVEREIGN SLABBED PCGS MS65 BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II UNC
1957 SOVEREIGN SLABBED PCGS MS65 BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II UNC
$357.81 (20 Bids)
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2001 SOVEREIGN SLABBED PCGS MS64 BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II UNC
2001 SOVEREIGN SLABBED PCGS MS64 BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II UNC
$127.90 (8 Bids)
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2009 SOVEREIGN SLABBED PCGS AU68 BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
2009 SOVEREIGN SLABBED PCGS AU68 BRITISH GOLD COIN FROM ELIZABETH II BU
$172.05 (18 Bids)
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1981 PRINCE CHARLES  LADY DIANE ROYAL MINT 24K GOLD PLATED COIN ELIZABETH II
1981 PRINCE CHARLES LADY DIANE ROYAL MINT 24K GOLD PLATED COIN ELIZABETH II
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1997 1 10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Elizabeth II 5 Dollar Coin
1997 1 10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Elizabeth II 5 Dollar Coin
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4 Generations British Royal Family Gold  Silver Coin Queen Elizabeth II London
4 Generations British Royal Family Gold Silver Coin Queen Elizabeth II London
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T48 AUSTRALIAN 2002 GOLD  SILVER QUEEN ELIZABETH II ACCESSION COIN
T48 AUSTRALIAN 2002 GOLD SILVER QUEEN ELIZABETH II ACCESSION COIN
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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
$158.37
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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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1985 Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 5 Pound Gold Coin w Box
1985 Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II 5 Pound Gold Coin w Box
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2007 Canada 150 Dollars 18k Gold Hologram Coin Year Of The Pig Elizabeth II
2007 Canada 150 Dollars 18k Gold Hologram Coin Year Of The Pig Elizabeth II
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1990 Gold Coin Elizabeth II Five Pounds Queen mother Brilliant Choice proof
1990 Gold Coin Elizabeth II Five Pounds Queen mother Brilliant Choice proof
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2000 Canada 150 Dollars 18k Gold Hologram Coin Year Of The Dragon Elizabeth II
2000 Canada 150 Dollars 18k Gold Hologram Coin Year Of The Dragon Elizabeth II
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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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