The British Sovereign was one of the most circulated gold coins of the 19th and early-20th centuries. The coins were not only made by the Royal Mint for use in England, but also produced for use in British colonies around the world. Australia was one of the few colonies to strike the designs locally. Australian Gold Sovereigns were released by the Australian branch mints of the Royal Mint and were largely produced from 1871 to 1931. Today, Australian Gold Sovereign Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a protective plastic flip!
- Issued from 1871 to 1931!
- Offered in varied conditions!
- Coins come from random years with mixed designs!
- Contains .2354 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Sovereigns have a value of 1 Pound sterling (GBP).
- Obverse features the portrait of the reigning English monarch matching the date.
- Reverse depicts St. George slaying the dragon or, for some dates, the crowned Royal Arms.
- Please note you may receive coins with matching dates, designs, and conditions when buying more than one.
The first Gold Sovereigns issued in Australia were struck by the Sydney mint in 1871. The Sydney Mint was the first of three Royal Mint branch locations opened in Australia, with all three branch mints contributing to the production of Australian Gold Sovereigns during the 50-year history of Gold Sovereign coining in Australia. The Melbourne Mint issued its first Australian Sovereigns in 1872 and the Perth Mint in 1899.
All of these Australian Gold Sovereign Coins are available to you in protective plastic flips. The coins are offered here in varied conditions, with most likely to showcase common signs of handling that include scratches, scuffs, and other signs of wear. JM Bullion offers these coins to you at random with varying date marks, designs, and conditions.
We select all coins at random after your payment has been processed. The coins you receive will be determined by what is in stock at this moment. As such, we cannot promise a particular condition, date, or design for the coin you receive. If you buy more than one, please note you could receive coins with matching dates, designs, and conditions.
Obverse designs of the Australian Gold Sovereign Coins feature the reigning monarch of the British Empire. This effigy will align with the date mark of the coin. For example, Australian Gold Sovereigns issued from 1871 to 1901 have a portrait of Queen Victoria.
Reverse imagery on the Australian Gold Sovereign Coins includes one of two designs. Most of the date marks have a depiction of St. George slaying the dragon. From 1871 to 1887, the coins featured the image of the crowned Royal Arms of England.
Please don’t hesitate to contact JM Bullion if you have any questions about these gold coins. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email.