Gold Quarter Sovereign
Buy gold Quarter Sovereign coins from BullionByPost. We offer a range of Quarter Sovereign coins available at competitive prices. We are an authorised distributor for The Royal Mint. Gold Quarter Sovereigns are exempt from Capital Gains Tax due to their status as British legal tender as well as being VAT-free. Prices shown include FREE, insured delivery.
As one of the smallest gold bullion coins produced by The Royal Mint, 1/4 Sovereigns offer a great way to make a small investment in gold. The same classic design as it's bigger siblings as well as all the tax benefits, but at a lower cost of entry.
Gold Quarter Sovereign History
The gold Quarter Sovereign is one of the smallest gold bullion coins produced by The Royal Mint. As the name would suggest it contains 1/4 of the gold content - 1.82 grams - compared to the standard Sovereign. Like the bigger coins, the Quarter Sovereigns are produced with 22 carat gold, following the tradition used by this series for over 200 years.
The gold Quarter Sovereign is classed as legal tender at a quarter of a pound, making it exempt from Capital Gains Tax. It's smaller size does see a larger premium than the full Sovereign, with four Quarter Sovereigns costing more than a single Sovereign despite them containing the same amount of gold. As such the Quarter Sovereign would typically be considered by investors on a budget, or for someone looking to give a charming gift.
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Gold Quarter Sovereign Price
Gold Quarter Sovereign prices are derived from the value of the gold each coin contains. Each gold Quarter Sovereign coin weighs 1.99 grams, and is struck to a purity of 22 carat, meaning they contain 1.83 grams of pure gold.
Gold Quarter Sovereign prices can vary thanks to the coin's history and numismatic appeal, with certain years or designs being particularly desirable with collectors. The price of a new gold Quarter Sovereign coin will typically be based on today's gold price, with a small premium to cover the cost of manufacturing and supply of the coin. Older or rare gold Quarter Sovereign coins can cost considerably more than the UK gold price. With the global price of gold being primarily calculated in dollars, periods in which the pound is weak versus the dollar will see UK gold Quarter Sovereign prices rise, while a strong pound would see lower prices in the UK.
Our gold Quarter Sovereign prices are displayed in real-time, updating every two minutes in-line with the current gold spot price. Investment gold is VAT-free, and the gold Quarter Sovereign price shown includes fully insured delivery.
Gold Quarter Sovereign Coin Specification
The gold Quarter Sovereign coin is a British gold coin manufactured by the Royal Mint. British gold Quarter Sovereign coins weigh 1.99g with a diameter of 13.5mm. Gold Quarter Sovereign coins are manufactured from 22 carat gold.
Gold Quarter Sovereign Value
Investors often ask what is the value of a gold Quarter Sovereign? British gold Quarter Sovereign coins have a face value of 25p. It is important to note that the face value is a nominal amount that has no bearing on the actual value of the coin. As mentioned, the gold Quarter Sovereign coins main value can usually be worked out based on the current gold price. It is this simplicity that makes gold bullion coins appealing. They are bought and sold based on their intrinsic metal value without having to worry about any numismatic value and more complicated selling process.
You can always find a simple benchmark value for a gold Quarter Sovereign thanks to the publicly available spot price. The value of a gold Quarter Sovereign is therefore generally the same regardless of the year and is just based on the metal content. Some years of gold Quarter Sovereign might command a further premium. A lower mintage, or special design could see their value increase beyond their metal content.
The easiest way to work out a gold Quarter Sovereign value is to use its gold weight of 1.83 grams and multiply that by the current gold spot price in grams. As a coin with a purity of 916.7 fineness, it's important to calculate the 22 carat gold Quarter Sovereign value, to ensure you have an accurate price.
How Much are Gold Quarter Sovereign Coins Worth?
If you are wondering how much are gold Quarter Sovereign coins worth, a simple rule of thumb is that a gold Quarter Sovereign has 1.83g of pure gold, roughly 0.05 of a troy ounce. If you see the gold price in troy ounces you can therefore work out how much a gold Quarter Sovereign is worth quite quickly.