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|
|Weight in Grams:||7.322 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2354 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
Few people have had as much of an influence on coinage and numismatics as Queen Elizabeth II. Her face has been present on the obverse of commonwealth coins all over the world for over 60 years. Explore the history and influence of her Majesty in numismatics.