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George III 1817-1820

The very first 'modern' gold Sovereigns were struck in 1817 following the Great Recoinage, and featured King George III. The coins of this period were designed by Benedetto Pistrucci (BP), the Italian sculptor responsible for the St George & Dragon reverse, and William Wellesley Pole (WWP), who was Master of the Mint until 1823. All of our George III Sovereigns have been tested by our team for authenticity and include free, fully insured delivery.

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George III Gold Sovereign

The George III gold Sovereign holds a special place in British coinage history, forming the basis for all Sovereigns going forward. Even more than 200 years on, Sovereigns are struck to the same specifications, and even feature the same classic design, with only the portrait of the monarch changing.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the age of the George III gold Sovereign means they are extremely rare, and good condition coins can sell for far above their metal value, making them an incredibly valuable collectors coin.