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British Gold Sovereign

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Monument Metals
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$565.71 $16.45
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BGASC
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$568.58 $19.32
(3.52% prem)
APMEX
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$568.74 $19.48
(3.55% prem)
JM Bullion
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$571.47 $22.21
(4.04% prem)
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$572.00 $22.74
(4.14% prem)
BOLD Precious Metals
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$578.88 $29.62
(5.39% prem)
SD Bullion
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$586.83 $37.57
(6.84% prem)
Silver Gold Bull
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$588.43 $39.17
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Money Metals Exchange
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$619.63 $70.37
(12.81% prem)

Melt Value: British Gold Sovereign

This gold coin contains 0.235 troy ounces of bullion. Based on the metal content and weight, the intrinsic melt value of one British Gold Sovereign is $549.26 based on today's gold spot price.

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British Gold Sovereign

The gold sovereign is a historic British coin that has been minted since 1489. It holds a face value of one sovereign, which is equivalent to £1 and is one of the most widely recognized gold coins in the world.

Regular production of the modern Gold Sovereign began 1817 for use in commerce and trade throughout the British Empire.  During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, gold sovereign coins were minted in various minting locations around the world, including London (no mint mark), Sydney (S), Melbourne (M) and Perth (P) in Australia, Bombay India (I), Ottowa, Canada (C), and Pretoria, South Africa (SA). 

This iconic design has remained largely unchanged throughout the years, with variations such as the reigning monarch at the time of minting. However, some mintage years during Queen Victoria's reign feature an alternative reverse design with a crowned shield. 

On the reverse, the portrayal of St. George mounted on horseback, slaying a dragon, is a creation of painter Benedetto Pistrucci. This classic design has become synonymous with British gold coinage. 

Gold Sovereign Coin Highlights:

  • Minted with 22-karat, 91.67% pure gold
  • 0.2354 troy ounces, 7.321 grams.
  • Obverse: Monarch during mintage year.
  • Reverse: Rendition of St. George mounted on horseback slaying a dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci.
  • Minted by the Royal Mint and colonial commonwealth mints.

The British suspended minting gold sovereigns in 1932 after dropping the gold standard the year prior. The Royal Mint continued limited issues of bullion coins until resuming annual production in 1957. Today, modern gold sovereigns are popular among both investors and collectors.

When buying random year British Gold Sovereigns, the coins could be from a mix that were minted anytime from the early 1800s up to recent years.

Each British Gold Sovereigns is a known unit of value, minted in 22-karat gold which is 91.67% pure gold. They have a total gold content of 0.2354 troy ounces, slightly less than one quarter ounce and a diameter of 22.05 mm and a thickness of 1.52 mm.

These are popular with investors for a variety of practical reasons. As a tangible asset with slightly less than 1/4 oz of pure gold, they make an ideal store of value and wealth for those interested in stacking gold.



British Gold Sovereign Specifications

Weight 0.2354 oz
Type Gold Bullion Coin
Mint The Royal Mint
Year Varies
Coins Series Great Britain Sovereign
Classification Historical
Face Value £1
Coins Type Gold Bullion Coin
Purity .9167 fineness
Diameter 22.05 mm
Thickness 1.52 mm
Edge Milled


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