The British gold Sovereign has been an iconic coin for over 600 years and continues to attract the attention of collectors and investors. Made to the highest specifications and featuring the original 19th Century design of Benedetto Pistrucci, these 22-Karat gold coins not only resemble an excellent investment opportunity, but are also collectible artefacts of British history.
Originally produced in 1489, the British gold Sovereign coin is a prestigious symbol of Great Britain and is steeped in history and tradition. Produced by the Royal Mint – one of the oldest and most highly respected refineries in the world – Sovereign coins have worldwide appeal and are a popular choice for consumers.
Because of their global reputation, gold Sovereign coins are readily available thus carry small premiums and have a high liquidity value, so when the time comes to sell and cash in on your investment, you will not have any trouble finding a buyer willing to pay a good price.
For investors in the UK, Sovereign coins are also exempt from capital gains tax and offer an excellent opportunity for you to diversify your investment portfolio. The 2015 Sovereign coin feature .2354oz of actual gold weight which makes them an excellent investment tool with the promise of substantial profits.
The British gold sovereign coins features Benedetto Pistrucci's depiction of St George slaying the dragon, one of the most famous images to be inspired by mythology, and has featured on the coins since the Sovereign made a revival during the Great Recoinage of 1817. The image appears on the reverse of the coins together with the year in which the coins were minted.
On the obverse side is the familiar effigy of Queen Elizabeth II created by Ian Rank-Broadly. On the upper curve of the coin above Her Majesty's head are the abbreviated Latin words, "Dei Gra Re Fid Def" meaning "Queen by the Grace of God."
British Sovereign coins have a history that date back to 1489. Henry VII instructed the Royal Mint to produce "a new money of gold" that would augment the dignity of the King of England and send out a political message of stability and prestige.
The tradition of minting Sovereign coins ceased in 1604 when James I took the English throne and brought an end to the reign of the Tudors. The iconic coins would not be minted again until Queen Victoria reintroduced them into circulation to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon.
Circulation of the gold sovereigns ceased in 1957, after which the Royal Mint only produced bullions coins to be used for investments and collector's items – thus was born the modern day Sovereign. However, the original iconic design of St George and the Dragon commissioned by the Royal Mint and produced by Benedetto Pistrucci in 1816 continues to be the featured image.
The Royal Mint are aware of the potential to counterfeit bullion coins and take every measure to ensure the protection of their products. Using the latest in advanced techniques, the 2015 Sovereign gold coin is meticulously crafted to precise measures and includes security measures that cannot be replicated without being detected by experienced dealers like the experts at CoinInvest.com.
To buy the 2015 gold Sovereign coin from CoinInvest, all you have to do is tell us how many coins you would like to purchase by updating the relevant field to the right of the image at the top of this page and then click on the add to basket button highlighted by the orange strip. Then simply follow the onscreen instructions, firstly telling us the country you would like your order ship to and entering your online payment details.
CoinInvest also purchase gold Sovereign coins at highly competitive prices, so if you have any Sovereign 2015 coins for sale, do not hesitate to contact a member of our sales support team and we will prepare a fixed fee offer on your behalf.
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