The Great Britain Gold Sovereign coin has been available from the Royal Mint of England since 1817. Originally issued as a circulation form of currency, the modern Great Britain Gold Sovereign is intended for investors looking to buy gold. With the same image on the reverse each year, the Great Britain Gold Sovereign is a trusted bullion coin option. Right now, 2020 Great Britain Gold Sovereigns are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip or a tube of 25 coins!
- 64th release of modern Great Britain Gold Sovereigns!
- Contains .2354 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Legal tender coinage in the United Kingdom.
- The obverse side bears a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse face is the image of St. George fighting the dragon.
Each 2020 Great Britain Gold Sovereign listed here is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Great Britain Gold Sovereigns are available with protective plastic flips for individual coins or mint tubes for multiples of 25 coins.
The modern Gold Sovereign is based on the historic English gold sovereign first issued by King Henry VII in 1489. The English sovereign went through countless variations of monarch effigies on the obverse and distinctive reverse designs through 1603 and the reign of King James I of England. The Great Recoinage Act of 1816 resulted in the reintroduction of the Gold Sovereign.
The obverse face of the 2020 Great Britain Gold Sovereign has a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Known as the fifth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, this portrait of the Queen was created in July 2015 by Jody Clark for the Royal Mint of England. It depicts the Queen in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head.
On the reverse side of 2020 Great Britain Gold Sovereigns depicts the iconic image of Saint George and the dragon. Designed in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci, this image of has featured on the reverse of the Gold Sovereign during most releases in the collection. The only time this image wasnt used on the reverse of the coins came early in the reign of Queen Victoria when the Royal Arms featured on the reverse instead.
Great Britain Gold Sovereigns have a nominal value of 1 Pound sterling assigned by the Royal Mint, though the coins are not marked with a face value and not intended for use in circulation. Each coin has 22-karat gold content, also known as the Crown gold alloy. The coins have 91.67% gold by weight with copper making up most of the remaining metal content in the alloy.
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