Random Date Great Britain Edward or George Gold Sovereign .2354 oz. Actual Gold Weight (AGW) Brilliant Uncirculated
Please note that we cannot guarantee any year or specific monarch for purchases made of this item. Your order will be filled with a random year and random monarch (Edward or George). We currently cannot fulfill any requests for specific dates or monarchs.
Hold a 100+ year old coin in your hand when you purchase a Random Date Great Britain Edward or George Gold Sovereign! This piece of English history holds a special place in many people’s hearts and is a great option for those looking to add more gold to their collection.
AGW or Actual Gold Weight refers to the amount of gold present in a coin or bar. This is different than the purity measurement of gold, because there most likely will be a certain percentage of other alloys mixed in. The reason is that gold is a softer metal, so for hundreds of years jewelers and mints have used other metals to strengthen it. That way the gold items/coins can withstand the normal wear and tear of use. The AGW for these 1902-1910 Edward VII Gold Sovereigns is .2354 oz.; this amount was fixed by the Coin Act of 1816.
The Design of the Edward VII Gold Sovereign
On the reverse side of the Great Britain gold sovereign you see the date of mintage as well as the famous portrayal of St. George slaying a dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. He was an Italian gem and coin engraver who became the head medallist at the Royal Mint.
St. George is considered the patron saint of England. Not much is known about the man himself although there are many stories and legends. One legend, which is where this depiction is taken from, is that there was a dragon terrorizing a town or city (some versions say it was in Libya). The dragon demanded sacrifices and eventually it came down to the king’s daughter. Though the king begged, no one was willing to save the princess for fear of the great beast. But George came along and fought the dragon, killing it with his sword. Some claim this is actually an allegory of the persecution of Diocletian (he was sometimes called “the dragon: in ancient writings) or it may have been a Christianized version of the Perseus Greek legend.
|Year of Issue:||1911-1932|
|Weight in Grams:||7.9 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||.2354 oz|
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