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    2023 Proof Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles III Quarter Sovereign

    The coronation of King Charles III as the new King of England is a moment that was generations in waiting. Following his late mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Charles ends his wait as the longest heir apparent in British history to become the fifth monarch from the House of Windsor. The Royal Mint marks this momentous occasion with new Coronation of King Charles III... Read More

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    Great Britain 1/2 Gold Sovereign Coin (Mixed Types, Random Year, Varied Condition)

    The Great Britain Gold Sovereign is one of the world’s most popular coins. Used widely throughout the British Empire from 1817 until the interwar years between World War I and World War II, the Gold Sovereign may be the best-known variant, but it was not the only option. The 1817 revision of British coinage brought with it new half sovereigns as well. Now, Great Britain ... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin (Mixed Types, Random Year, Varied Condition)

    As low as $13.28 per coin over spot!

    The Royal Mint in London is one of the oldest operation facilities in the world. Minting coins for the United Kingdom for over a thousand years, it is the mint of origin for some of the finest coins still in existence today. For investors and collectors lookin... Read More

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    1-9 $575.50 $581.49 $599.48
    10-19 $573.50 $579.47 $597.40
    20-49 $571.50 $577.45 $595.31
    50+ $569.50 $575.43 $593.23

    2023 Proof Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles III Half Sovereign

    The coronation of King Charles III took place on May 6, 2023. With the rise of a new monarch to the throne of England, the Royal Mint marks a new era for the United Kingdom and for the Sovereign coins with a beautiful Coronation Sovereign Series. Now, 2023 Proof Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles III Half Sovereigns are available to you for purchase online from ... Read More

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    2024 Great Britain Gold Sovereign (BU)

    Few historic gold coins from the 19th century have sustained the level of popularity and visibility of the Great Britain Gold Sovereign. Introduced in 1817 during the reign of King George III, Great Britain Gold Sovereigns remained circulation currency in the United Kingdom until World War II. In the aftermath of the war, the coins returned as an investment-quality gold bullion coin that remains in production to this day. Right now, 2024 Great Br... Read More

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    10-24 $593.50 $599.68 $618.23
    25-49 $592.50 $598.67 $617.19
    50+ $591.50 $597.66 $616.15

    2022 Proof British Gold Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign Coin

    The Royal Mint is moving into a new era with its Gold Sovereign Coins. For the first time in the modern history of this series, a new monarch will appear on the obverse of the coin. The Memorial Sovereign range in 2022 honors the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of King Charles III to the throne. Right now, 2022 Proof British Gold Memorial Sovereign Coins ar... Read More

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    2023 Proof Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles III Sovereign

    King Charles III is now the latest in a long line of monarchs dating back to 1817 to feature on the Great Britain Gold Sovereign. From the final monarch in the House of Hanover to the latest monarch in the House of Windsor, the Sovereign now features a special Coronation of King Charles III issue. Today, 2023 Proof Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles III Sovereig... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold Double Sovereign (Random Year)

    Any quantity available for $112.99 per coin over spot!

    The British Gold Sovereign has long been one of the most recognizable gold coins in the world. Originally issued as the English sovereign in the 15th century, the modern Gold Sovereign was introduced into circulation during the reign of King George III in 1817... Read More

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    2023 Proof Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles III Piedfort Sovereign Coin

    The British Gold Sovereign is one of the world’s most well-known coins. A symbol of the monarchy and the United Kingdom as a whole, the sovereign has been in production since 1817. The 2023 edition of Great Britain Gold Sovereigns includes a special series of Coronation Sovereigns marking the ascension of King Charles III to the throne of England. Today, 2023 Proof Great... Read More

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    5 Pound British Gold Sovereign (Mixed Types, Random Year)

    Any quantity available for $47.99 per oz over spot!

    The sovereign is a gold coin issued by the United Kingdom for standard circulation within the British economy. The traditional British Gold Sovereign is a coin with a nominal face value of One Pound Sterling, but it is also issued in various other weights and ... Read More

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    5 Pound British Gold Sovereign MS69 (Mixed Types, Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    The largest gold coin in the British Sovereign Series is the 5 Pound Gold Sovereign. First issued in 1820 as a pattern coin during the reign of King George III, this particular version of the Gold Sovereign has been struck on and off over the centuries. Since 1980, it has been back in production, albeit irregularly. Right now, certified 5 Pound British Gold Sovereigns are ... Read More

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    2023 Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles III Sovereign 5-Coin Set

    The coronation of King Charles III in May 2023 was met with anticipation by Britons. It marked the first coronation of a monarch since 1953 when the mother of Charles III, Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne. Among the more exciting bullion coins to mark this event is the Sovereign 5-Coin Set. Now, 2023 Great Britain Gold Coronation of King Charles I... Read More

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    2022 British Gold Memorial Sovereign Coin (BU, King Charles III)

    The changeover from 2022 dates to 2023 dates in the Royal Mint’s lineup of bullion coins is one of the most significant in decades. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, the nation mourned the loss of a monarch who reigned for 70 years and the Royal Mint prepared to launch new coins and notes with a different monarch for the first time in decades. ... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin - King George

    Great Britain Gold Sovereign coins have been issued in the modern era since 1817. The Great Recoinage of 1816 resulted in the reintroduction of the gold sovereign coinage for the first time in more than two centuries and the coins remain available from the Royal Mint to investors and collectors today. The Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin of George is available to you online today from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives inside of protec... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin - Queen Elizabeth II (1957-1968, BU)

    From 1952 to 2022, Queen Elizabeth II reigned over the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth as Queen of England. Her Majesty’s reign was viewed as the nation’s second Elizabethan Era and saw great change, tumult, and growth in England. No monarch featured on the Great Britain Gold Sovereign longer than Queen Elizabeth II. Right now, Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coins ar... Read More

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    Buying British Gold Sovereign Coins Online

    One of Europe’s longest-running gold coin programs still available to modern coin investors is the Gold Sovereign from Great Britain. First introduced by the Royal Mint on October 28, 1489, the original concept behind the gold sovereign was to introduce a “new money of gold,” according to the Royal Mint’s extensive history of the sovereign. The gold sovereign was not England’s first gold coin minted and released into circulation, but it did go on to become a significant symbol of the power of the Kingdom of England and modern Great Britain.

    Throughout hundreds of years of coining, the Gold Sovereign has changed its obverse design fields to feature the image of the ruling monarch on the throne during the year of issue engraved onto the coins. Reverse designs have changed over time, with most coins featuring either a royal shield or the image of St. George battling the dragon. Learn all about the Gold Sovereigns of Britain below!

    Brief History of the Gold Sovereign

    Prior to 1489, the Royal Mint of England had issued various other gold coins for circulation within the kingdom. When the first gold sovereigns were issued during the reign of King Henry VII it instantly became the largest and most valuable gold coin ever seen to date. Like modern gold sovereigns, these original coins included the portrait of Henry VII as depicted sitting on his throne in a coronation gown.

    The reverse side of the original gold sovereigns included the double rose that symbolized the union of the House of York and House of Lancaster following the Wars of the Roses. Over the centuries, the reverse and obverse design elements would change with new monarchs. In 1603 however, the practice of coining the gold sovereign died out during the reign of King James I who had unified the crowns of Scotland and England.

    Modern-era gold sovereigns reemerged in 1817. The move was spurred by the defeat of Napoleon and his French Army at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The nation carried out a review of its coinage and found demand among citizens for gold coins in values of 20 Shillings and 10 Shillings over the previously-used Guineas, Half-Guineas, and Seven Shilling pieces. First issued during the final years of King George III’s reign, these gold sovereigns introduced the practice of the monarch profile portrait on the obverse and the St. George design on the reverse.

    Modern Gold Sovereign Coins

    Since 1817, gold sovereign coins have been issued to fill varying roles. From the original sovereigns of Henry VII to the new modern gold sovereign of King George III, most gold sovereigns prior to the 20th century were gold coins intended for use in circulation to meet economic needs as a medium of exchange. Those coins had a face value of 20 Shillings, with so-called Half-Sovereigns available with a 10 Shilling face value from time to time. The coins featured .2345 Troy oz of .917 gold content that included .083 copper and other metals to improve its resistance to wear and tear.

    However, starting in 1914 the gold sovereign’s purpose was altered. From 1914 until 1978 the gold sovereign was largely issued as a trade coin by the Royal Mint and rarely used in the United Kingdom as a medium of exchange for commerce. Since 1979, the Gold Sovereign has been issued as a bullion coin with proof versions also available, both bearing a nominal face value of 1 Pound Sterling.

    Design of the Gold Sovereigns

    In the modern collection of Gold Sovereigns, the obverse has been the steadier of the two faces of the coin in terms of designs. The ruling monarch is always featured on the obverse face of the coin, with notable designs including:

    • 1817 – Gold Sovereigns from the first modern year of issue featured a right-profile bust of King George III created by Benedetto Pistrucci. The King wears a Garter ribbon (wreath) around his head in this design.
    • 1837 – The first Gold Sovereigns of Queen Victoria I’s reign included a left-profile bust of the Queen with her hair held up high in the back with a tie. The reverse design throughout much of Victoria I’s 63-year reign included a crowned shield design rather than Pistrucci’s original St. George design.
    • 1902 (onward) – British Gold Sovereigns issued following the death of Queen Victoria I in 1901 brought with a number of different monarch busts on the obverse. These included the bust of King Edward VII from 1902 to 1910, King George V from 1910 to 1936, a select few for King Edward VIII before he abdicated the throne within his ascension in 1936, and various effigies of King George VI between 1936 and his death in 1952.
    • 1952-1964: Mary Gillick’s first-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II debuted on Gold Sovereigns. This portrait captures a young Elizabeth II with a laurel crown.
    • 1965-1984: Arnold Machin’s second-generation portrait of Elizabeth II stands as one of the longest-running portraits and shows the Queen with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
    • 1985-1997: Raphael Maklouf’s third-generation effigy of Elizabeth II graces the coins. Considered by some to be flatteringly out of step with the Queen’s age, Maklouf viewed his portrait of the Queen as a symbol of timeless, regal grace.
    • 1998-2015: Ian Rank-Broadley’s fourth-generation depiction captures the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
    • 2016-2023: Elizabeth II’s final portrait was created by Jody Clark and shows the Queen at the age of 89 wearing the George IV State Diadem.
    • 2023-present: His Majesty King Charles III debuts on Gold Sovereigns, marking the start of a new monarch’s era on the coins after 70 years of Elizabeth II on the coins. Martin Jenning’s portrait shows the new king in left-profile relief without a crown.

    The reverse of most Gold Sovereigns issued since 1817, as alluded to, feature Pistrucci’s design of St. George battling the dragon. Though this image has been modified at various times or paired with other images on the reverse, it is the most consistently used design in the collection of Gold Sovereigns from the Royal Mint.

    Versions of the Gold Sovereign

    The most commonly issued British Gold Sovereign is the standard gold coin in this series. It has been available for most of the years since its introduction in 1817. While the Gold Sovereign is the most prevalent coin in the series, there are actually two other options available in the British Gold Sovereign Series. The British Gold Double Sovereign was conceived at the same time in 1817, but the coin never entered circulation. A select few proof or pattern coins were released in 1820 during the reign of King George III. In 1887, Double Sovereigns were released to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Double Sovereigns rarely went into circulation. In the 1980s, Double Sovereigns were introduced for the first time as modern bullion coins for investors. Additionally, a British Gold Half Sovereign was conceived in 1817, but like the Double Sovereign, was rarely issued. It is more commonly available from the 20th century and 21st century as bullion coins not intended for circulation use.

    Buy Gold Sovereigns with JM Bullion

    Our collection of Gold Sovereigns covers many of the coins issued dating from the reign of Queen Victoria I to the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. From her great-great-grandmother to the reigning monarch of England, Gold Sovereigns of the modern era are known as a symbol of power, strength, and the refining excellence of the Royal Mint.