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Double Sovereign


The Double Sovereign is one of the largest collectable gold coins we offer at BullionByPost. Like the Sovereign and Half Sovereign it has been produced since 1817.

A Double Sovereign is worth 40 Shillings or 8 Crowns, and weighs 15.96 grams approximately. It contains fine gold and is 22 carat purity.


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1823 George IV 2 pound Sovereign Trace of Mount

1823 George IV 2 pound Sovereign Trace of Mount

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from £936.80 Buy
2017 Proof £2 coin NGC PF69

2017 Proof £2 coin NGC PF69

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from £1,373 Buy
1937 Proof £2 Double Sovereign George VI NGC PF63

1937 Proof £2 Double Sovereign George VI NGC PF63

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from £2,651 Buy
1937 Proof £2 Double Sovereign George VI NGC PF64

1937 Proof £2 Double Sovereign George VI NGC PF64

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from £2,976 Buy
1902 Double Sovereign Edward VII

1902 Double Sovereign Edward VII

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1887 Gold Two Pound Double Sovereign

1887 Gold Two Pound Double Sovereign

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from £902.00 Buy
1887 Double Sovereign

1887 Double Sovereign

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from £1,293 Buy
1989 £2 Two Pound Proof Double Sovereign Gold Coin: 500th Anniversary Boxed

1989 £2 Two Pound Proof Double Sovereign Gold Coin: 500th Anniversary Boxed

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1937 Proof Double Sovereign George VI

1937 Proof Double Sovereign George VI

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from £1,564 Buy
1823 George IV Double Sovereign - Near Extra-Fine

1823 George IV Double Sovereign - Near Extra-Fine

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from £1,687 Buy
2017 Proof £2 coin NGC PF70

2017 Proof £2 coin NGC PF70

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from £2,002 Buy

The Double Sovereign can trace its origins all the way back to 1485, at the time of Henry VII. The Sovereign was well established at this time, and thicker, uncirculated versions were created as ‘piedfort’ coins. Remaining out of circulation, these piedfort Sovereigns weighed twice as much as a normal Sovereign, and were intended for presentation purposes only.

The first ‘true’ Double Sovereign was minted in 1820 – shortly after the introduction of the new Sovereign in 1817 – but was a special proof version, and also remained out of circulation. The first Double Sovereign to enter circulation was in 1887, and was minted in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

The Double Sovereign remains in circulation today at the same specifications; 15.98 grams of 22 carat gold, and a diameter of 28.4mm. The Double Sovereign is also known as a £2 coin, and has a face value as such. As a coin that was uncirculated for many years, and minted in limited numbers since, the Double sovereign can often be a rare, collectable coin.