Random Year Double Sovereign Proof Gold Coin | The Royal Mint
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The British Double Sovereign was first produced in 1817 and was minted until 1932. The coin has a face value of £2, and was freely traded at face value as a circulating coin while Britain was on the gold standard. When Britain abandoned the gold standard, production of the sovereign ceased.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1/2 oz of 9167 Fine Gold
- Obverse: Features an effigy of the ruling monarch at the time of mintage
- Reverse: Features a depiction of St-George
Production of sovereigns began again in 1957, this time as a bullion coin, and continues to this day.
The obverse features an effigy of the King or Queen ruling at the time the coin was minted.
The reverse features an image of St. George the dragon slayer sitting upon a horse, with the dragon below them. This same image has been used on the sovereign for almost 200 years.
Dates on the coins we sell may vary from the 1800's up to present day. These are a pre-owned product, and condition may vary.
While these coins are commonly referred to as 1/2 oz, the actual gold weight of the coins is 0.4708 troy ounces.
To protect your investment and ensure worry-free shipping, your gold coin purchase includes a rugged, attractive coin-capsule for transport and display.
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The Royal Mint is internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed mints in the world with a history of over 1100 years. The Royal Mint produces original coin collections, investment grade bullion, as well as currency for over 60 countries including the United Kingdom. Popular series from The Royal Mint include the Britannia products, Queen’s Beast, British Music Legends, and Myths and Legends.
|Benedetto Pistrucci (Reverse)|
|St. George upon horseback, slaying the Dragon of Chaos, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci.|
|The modern effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
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