The Sovereign gold coin is amongst the most prestigious coins in the world. It has a long history as it first appeared in 1498. These coins were initially used as gifts for nobles rather than conventional currency. The modern Sovereign coin appeared in 1817. The coin featured the classic George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci. Pistrucci was born in Rome in 1784 and was later introduced to William Wellesley Pole, the Master of the Mint, by Prince Regent. He was originally well known as a gem engraver and later became recognized for his work with the Mint such as the Waterloo Medal and his St George and the dragon, to this day still featured on the Gold Sovereign Coins.
With a limited mintage, this is amongst the most sought after coins in the world. The reverse features the classic George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci, ad its obverse features the ’fifth portrait' of HM Queen Elizabeth II by the famous Mint designer Jody Clark.
The Gold Sovereign Coins are amongst the oldest investment coins in the world. Their long history has made them a prestigious coin which is highly sought after by investors and collectors alike. These coins are proven to keep their value even during times of economic uncertainty. The Gold Sovereigns are also portable, traded with ease, can be used as legal tender, and are exempt from VAT and CGT.
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