British Sovereign Gold Coins
British Sovereign gold bullion coins are nickel-size gold bullion coins that were struck worldwide at the height of the British Empire.
First introduced in 1816, the British Gold Sovereign coins came to be the world’s most widely distributed gold coins, a distribution which grew along with the British Empire to be minted in Pretoria, Bombay, Ottawa, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Hundreds of millions of Sovereigns were struck at their peak of distribution in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Every British Sovereign Gold Bullion Coin is a work of art, minted to exacting standards by The Royal Mint.
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The Gold British Sovereign is a bullion coin issued by the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom and has stood as their flagship coin since Britain’s Great Recoinage of 1816 during the Napoleonic War era. The British Sovereign is minted with a purity of 91.67% and actual gold weight of .2354 troy ounces and was minted at the Royal Mint for circulation from 1817 to 1917, again in 1925, from 1957 to 1968 and 1974 to date. At the height of their popularity, until 1932, the British Sovereign was minted in multiple colonial locations throughout the world including South Africa, Australia and Canada and was recognized as currency in a number of other countries. They are currently minted in Wales and India. The obverse design has varied with portraits of British royalty throughout Great Britain’s history. The reverse, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci, takes on the iconic legend of Saint George and the Dragon. Hundreds of millions of Sovereigns were struck at their peak of distribution in the late 1800s and early 1900s, making them a highly recognized and liquid coin for today’s gold investor.
A large supply of gold Sovereigns and continued hoarding and trade all over the world cause these nickel-sized gold coins to be available today at bullion pricing. These coins portray the reigning monarch (sovereign, hence the name) on one side, and Pestrucci’s St. George slaying the Dragon on the other.
The minimum purchase of gold sovereign coins is 10 coins. If you are interested in purchasing less than 10 coins, you can do so at our online store:
Gold British Sovereign
(Slightly higher premiums and shipping charges will apply).
Gold Sovereign Market Value
Sovereign pricing is based on the current market “spot price” plus a premium per coin. The spot price of gold (and all precious metals) is reported every business day in all major newspapers, network television and radio and online.
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|purity .9170 | 22 carat gold|
|* Weight given is that of gold content.
Actual weight is higher.
|1 troy oz||32.6 mm||2.75 mm|
|1/2 troy oz||27.0 mm||2.24 mm|
|1/4 troy oz||22.0 mm||1.83 mm|
|1/10 troy oz||16.5 mm||1.19 mm|