Sovereign Elizabeth II Gold Coin 2018
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The Sovereign is the flagship product of the Royal Mint and is one of the most famous and popular gold coins in the world. The 2018 edition depicts the original design of St. George and the dragon, which was created by Benedetto Pistrucci.
The Sovereign gold coin celebrates more than 500 years of British history and is sought after by investors and collectors from all over the world.
The Sovereign is available in two sizes which include the full sovereign (7.988 g) and the Half Sovereign (3.99 g). The 22 karat alloy in the Sovereign was introduced in 1526 under the rule of King Henry VIII and is referred to as “Crown Gold”. The crown gold alloy was created to give gold circulation coins more durability and less wear and tear.
Gross Weight: 7.988 g
Gold Weight: 7.315 g
Diameter: 22.05 mm
Fineness: 0.9167 Gold
The Sovereign is one of the oldest gold coins in the world and was first minted in 1489 by the Royal Mint at the Tower of London during the reign of King Henry VII. At one point in its history the Sovereign was recognized as currency in 20 different countries.
The iconic design of St.George Slaying the dragon first appeared on the Gold Sovereign in 1817. St. George was a Roman soldier, who became one of Europe’s greatest legends, symbolizing courage and strength. St. George was made the patron Saint of England by King Edward III in 1348.
The Sovereign is produced by the Royal Mint which is based in Llantrisant, North Wales. The Royal Mint has more than 1,000 years of history and heritage. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the Royal Mint produced the Sovereign at its branches in Australia, South Africa, India and Canada.
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Fineness: .9167 / 1000
Scratch Resistance: Good
|Country of Origin||United Kingdom|
|Gross Weight||7.988 grams|
|Year of issue||2018|
|Face value||1 Pound|
|Packing||Single in Pouch|
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