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The British Gold Sovereign is one of the most prestigious and credible gold bullion coins you can find in the market today. Trusted by investors, it is made of 22 carat crown gold and carries historic significance as well as aesthetic value. Holding a gold sovereign more than a century old conjures stories of the past in a magical way and the exquisite Edward VII 1902-1910 gold Sovereign is an example of such a unique experience.
From an investor's point of view, there is really no better option than the British Sovereign. South African Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leafs and American Eagles are excellent investment coins, but the Gold Sovereign's smaller size and historic significance gives it an edge over its competitors. For numismatic value, there are few coins that can even rival full Sovereign coins. In their present form, gold Sovereigns have been issued for almost 200 years, although the King Edward VII coins were not minted until 1902, the year after he ascended to the British throne. The production is true to tradition, a design classic and sealed with the quality of the Royal Mint. With Edward VII Gold Sovereigns you know you are buying one of the best investment coins at incredible prices.
The 1902-1910 Edward VII Gold Full Sovereign weighs 7.98g of .917 purity gold, is 22.05 mm in diameter and 1.56 mm thick. On the obverse side we see a portrait of King Edward VII facing right (Queen Victoria was facing left), and around him the inscriptions EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
On the reverse we find Pistrucci's all- time classic design of St. George killing the Dragon, suggested by the artist himself as a suitable motif to celebrate Britain's victory over Napoleon's army in the battle of Waterloo. The date of issue is also inscribed on this reverse side.
Edward VII Gold Full Sovereigns were first struck in 1902 after a Royal proclamation was issued on December 10th, 1901. Keeping the traditional image of Saint George slaying the Dragon, the coins were minted up to the King's death in 1910. The Sovereigns of this period were struck in the Royal Mint in London and in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in Australia. Each coin bears a mintmark to indicate their origin. Almost half a century before, it had been decided that it would be easier to refine the gold and turn it into coins at source, rather than transport it to London, so the British government first awarded the task to Sydney which began issuing coins in 1855. Australian issued Sovereigns are the rarest and most sought after by collectors.
Forgery is nothing new for Sovereigns. Since the time of Queen Victoria, the "trade" had taken such large proportions that the Queen ordered the reminting of Sovereigns every 15 years, so that the coins could be checked and repaired. With time, people became more cautious and the Royal Mint took counterfeiting and fraud extremely seriously. All Edward VII Sovereign coins were minted to precise specifications concerning the design, dimensions and weight as defined by legislation and look nothing like a crude copy of the time, made of copper or very little gold, and thus being underweight or too large. Experienced dealers are experts at detecting fake Sovereigns of this period at first glimpse.
As leading distributors of gold bullion coins, CoinInvest offer highly competitive prices on Edward VII Gold Full Sovereigns, and with limited resources available on mint condition coins, we strongly suggest that you should order at the earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. To purchase your Edward VII Gold Full Sovereigns, simply sign into your CoinInvest account and add the number of coins you desire to your basket by clicking on the orange strip in the volume pricing section. If we have the coin in stock, we will process your order at the earliest convenience, but you should allow at least 10 working days for delivery as some bank transfers do not reach us for up to 7 days depending on your bank and country of residence. If you have any Edward VII Gold Full Sovereigns for sale, do not hesitate to contact us; a member of our staff will be happy to discuss a price with you and prepare a fixed fee offer for a limited period only. The offer will be confirmed by email.