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The British Sovereign Gold Coin has a history with Henry VII (1485-1509), who in 1489 issued the first 20-shilling gold coin. Later, in 1603, minting of the British Sovereign was suspended after James I took the throne of England. More than 200 years later, in 1817, British Sovereigns were struck with the commencement of George III.
British Sovereign Gold Coin Design – On the front side of the coin is depicted a bust of the reigning queen or king of the time. The name of the ruler was imprinted on the coin along with the words, “D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:.” A famous representation of St. George slaying a mythical dragon while on his horse, along with the mint mark and date is shown on the reverse side of the coin.
British Sovereign Gold Coin Minting – In the 19th Century, Royal Mint Engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci, was commissioned to create an image of St. George slaying a dragon from his horse. It was recorded in 1890 that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Goschen, stated, “Nothing, in my opinion, is more handsome than the St. George and Dragon.” It was from the time of Queen Victoria until Britain moved away from the gold standard that British Sovereign Gold Coins were minted with a stated value of 1 lb.
Reagan Gold Group offers both circulated and uncirculated versions of these fascinating British Sovereign Gold Coins.
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