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1957-2015 Great Britain Gold Sovereign - Queen Elizabeth II GEM BU

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Design of the Great Britain Queen Elizabeth Gold Sovereign

Each of these Great Britain Queen Elizabeth Gold Sovereigns features the Queen facing to the right side of the coin, but there are considerable differences in the images used over the years. Most of the differences have to do with changes in Elizabeth II's age, though some of the designs show her wearing a crown while others show her without it. All of these coins bear the inscription, "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D" (Fidei Defensor), which is a Latin phrase that means, "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith."

While the images on the obverse vary considerably, all of the coins that could be shipped when you order this item feature the same design on the reverse. That design features St. George slaying a dragon named Ascalon while on horseback. The horse's front legs are raised while its hind legs trample on the dragon. St. George is dressed in military garb, complete with a helmet and cape that waves behind him. In his right hand is the sword that legend says he used to slay the dragon. The initials of Benedetto Pistrucci, the man who created the design, appear on the ground in the lower right.

Why add a Great Britain Queen Elizabeth Gold Sovereign to your collection?

These Great Britain Queen Elizabeth Gold Sovereigns are the reigning monarch's version of coins that have been produced by the British Royal Mint since 1817. This deep history is something that numismatists will appreciate. If you order one of these, we will select your coin from one of several dates. While we do not take requests for dates, you can rest assured that your coin is of above average quality. All coins have purities of .9167 and contain 0.2354 Troy oz. of gold. They are 1.52 mm thick and measure 22.05 mm in diameter. Whether you have a collection of British coins in general or Sovereigns in particular or you are just looking for an affordable way to grow your gold stack, one of these coins is a great option.


Year of Issue:1957-2015
Mint:Royal Mint
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM BU
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9167
Weight in Grams:7.322 g
Weight in Ounces:0.2354 oz
Diameter:22
Country:Great Britain
Legal Tender:Great Britain
Currency:Sovereign
Denomination:1
Queen Elizabeth II on Coins
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Just what I wanted
It came just as I ordered and shipped quickly. Thanks.
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QE II gold sovereign
The QEII sovereign is a good choice for someone who wants a coin that combines buying gold with a smallish premium over bullion, plus some collector interest. A soverign weighs a scotch over a quarter ounce (.28) and contains a bit under a quarter ounce (.23) of gold. Consequently the sovereign contains more gold than many 'competing' European coins of similar size, such as 20 French francs, 20 Swiss francs or 20 Italian lira. Composition was standardized at 22 carat gold in 1817 (11/12ths gold, 1/12 copper). Keep in mind that gold is a very soft metal. Sovereigns were made of 22 carat alloy so they would be durable enough to circulate. Thus they are reasonably resistant to handling and wear. Compare & contrast this to the fragility of overly soft bullion coins currently being made of ultra-pure .999 gold. They will not stand up well to any kind of handling. From 1957 through 2015 QEII sovereigns have been minted with four different portraits of HM Elizabeth, changes occuring at roughly 15 year intervals, give or take. I don't know whether the UK has official names for these portraits, but I think of them as the young Elizabeth portrait (1953), middle age (1970), mature (1985), and the senior portrait (1998). A fifth portrait (elderly Elizabeth?) appeared in 2016, that that is outside the range of dates of this offer. So when your random date coin arrives, a surprise awaits you. My coin turned out to be a nice unc young Elizabeth. "GEM BU" may have been a bit of puffery, but I am well satisfied with the appearance of the coin. My only disappointment was that this offer sold out before I could order another.
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Fast and smooth
They delivered the product as promised in a very timely fashion.
I will definitely order from them again!