Gold Sovereign

Few modern coins come even remotely close to Gold Sovereign coins. The history of the series dates back to before Columbus’s discovery of the New World. Under the orders of King Henry VII, the Royal Mint produced “a new money of gold.” Although England was already using gold as currency at the time, the new coin was to be the largest and most valuable. It was called “the Sovereign.” The Royal Mint stopped producing the coin in the early 17th century under King James I. Two centuries later, though, in the wake of the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the preeminence of gold was restored, and with it came a new reign for the Sovereign. Scroll below to read more about this historic design and to browse our inventory below.

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    2018 Great Britain Gold Sovereign Piedfort Proof

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    2017 Great Britain Gold Quarter Sovereign NGC Gem Proof

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Sovereign Sets

In recent years, the Royal Mint has struck Gold Sovereign Sets that consist of three or five coins. The five-coin sets consist of a Five-Sovereign piece, a Double-Sovereign, a Sovereign, a Half-Sovereign, and a Quarter-Sovereign. Together, the coins consist of 2.059 oz of 22-karat gold. In 2019, just 750 of these sets were released, making them highly collectible.

The 2017 Great Britain Gold Quarter Sovereign

The original modern Sovereign had a border that was a take off from the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the issuing country’s highest order of chivalry. The garter was removed in 1821. It didn’t return again until 2017, when the Royal Mint celebrated the 200th anniversary of the revived series. This makes the 2017 edition particularly desirable. The 2017 Quarter Sovereign has proven particularly desirable among collectors. Inscriptions on the belt read, “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE.” The French motto of the Order of the Garter, that means, “May he be shamed who thinks badly of it.”

The 2018 British Gold Sovereign

The Gold Sovereign has been a model of stability in the ever-evolving world of numismatics. Its design has scarcely changed since its revival in 1817, with the exclusion and single year re-use of the garter rim. 2018 marked another unique year for the coin. That year marked the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. Not surprisingly, the Royal Mint took part in this never before achieved milestone for a British monarch, and the nation’s iconic coin was part of the festivities. At the base of the reverse there is a mint mark, a crown with the number “65” inscribed within it. That inclusion is certain to make this issued a prized piece among the collectors who manage to get it for decades to come.