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1 Pound Old Sovereign – Elizabeth II
The Sovereign was one of the best-known coins in the world before the dollar arrived in the 1930s.
The very first version of the sovereign dates from 1489, at the request of King Henry VII.
Since 1817, it is the “modern” version we are talking about, with a portrait on the back of each version, and on the reverse, the mythical figure of Saint George slaying the dragon.
In this “old” version, on the obverse of the coin, it is the first portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, an effigy of this famous gold coin.
The minting date indicated on the reverse is located below the engraving of Saint-Georges.
- Produit : 1 Pound Old Sovereign – Elizabeth II
- Origin: United Kingdom
- Or fin : 7,322g
- Weight: 7.988g
- Title: 917 ‰
- Diameter: 22.05mm
- Strike: From 1957
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The sovereign is an English gold coin that was first minted by the King of England Henry VII in 1489. But it was only in 1816, after the victory over Napoleon, that the British government regularly issued the coin. Its definitive gold weight was then fixed: the sovereign weighs from 7.988 g and measures 22.05 mm in diameter. Its titer is 22 carats (or about 916.666 per thousand), and its weight of fine gold is 7.317 g.