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GB 1793.jpg (430821 bytes)

1  Guinea - 1793

KM-609 - 8,35 g

The obverse features a bust of King George III (b1738-d1820). GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA: (George III by Grace of God) surrounds the bust.  The reverse has the crowned arms surrounded by the Latin legend M-B-F-ET-H-REX-F-D-B-ET-L-D-S- R-I-A-T-ET-E. The date 1793 is below the base of the arms.


1/2 Guinea - 1798

KM-608 - 4,18 g

The obverse features a bust of King George III (b1738-d1820). GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA: (George III by Grace of God) surrounds the bust.  The reverse has the crowned arms surrounded by the Latin legend M-B-F-ET-H-REX-F-D-B-ET-L-D-S- R-I-A-T-ET-E. The date 1798 is below the base of the arms.


1/3 Guinea - 1804

KM-650 - 2,78 g 

The obverse features a bust of King George III (b1738-d1820). GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA: (George III by Grace of God) surrounds the bust.  The reverse has a crown surrounded by the Latin legend BRITTANIRVM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR (British King, Defender of the Faith). The date 1804 is below the base of the crown.


GB 1817 1-2S.JPG (33462 bytes)

- 1817

KM-673 - 3,99 g - 19,7 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 2,080M

The obverse features a bust of King George III (b1738-d1820). GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA: (George III by Grace of God) surrounds the bust.  The reverse has a crowned shield surrounded by the Latin legend BRITTANIRVM REX FIDEI DEF (British King, Defender of the Faith). The date 1817 is below the base of the crown.


1 Sovereign - 1824

KM-682 - 7,99 g - 22 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 3,768M

The obverse features a bust of King George IV (b1762-d1830). GEORGIUS IIII D:G: BRITTANIAR:REX:F:D: (George IV by Grace of God, British King, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The initials E.P. and below the bust.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1824 is at the bottom with the designer's initials E.P. to to the top right.


1 Sovereign - 1826

KM-696 - 7,99 g - 22,1 mm

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a bust of King George IV (b1762-d1830). GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA (George IV by Grace of God) surrounds the bust.  The date 1826 isbelow the bust.  The reverse has the Royal arms surrounded by the Latin legend BRITTANIARUM REX F:D: (British King, Defender of the Faith).


GB 1835 10s.jpg (58739 bytes)

Sovereign - 1835

KM-722 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 0,773M 

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a bust of King William IV (b1765-d1837). GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITTANIAR:REX F:D:  (William IIII by Grace of God King of the Britons Defenderof the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown, in the centre a smaller shield containing the arms of Hannover with the date ANNO 1835.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  


GB 1842 10s.jpg (52716 bytes)

Sovereign - 1842

KM-735.1 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 2,223M 

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1842 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  


GB 1846 10s.jpg (109604 bytes)

Sovereign - 1846

KM-735.1 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 1,064M 

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1846 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  


GB 1861 1P.jpg (41008 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1861

KM-736.1 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 7,623M 

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1861 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  


GB 1862 1P.jpg (57884 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1862

KM-736.1 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 7,836M 

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1862 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  


GB 1864-97.JPG (44107 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1864 Die No. 97

KM-736.2 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 8,656M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust (of a young woman of 18 on her ascension to the throne) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1864 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF (British Queen, Defender of the Faith), having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. It is believed that most of the Shield reverse sovereigns were exported to India as the St. George reverse was unacceptable for religious grounds on the basis of idolatry. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 97. Die numbers were on some sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the wreath but above the rose near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production. This coin is particularly interesting because it has a "cud" from the rim through the "A" in Victoria (a "cud" is caused by a chipped die).


GB 1866-3 10S.jpg (44003 bytes)

Sovereign - 1866 Die No. 3

KM-735.2 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 2,059M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1866 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 3. Die numbers were on some half sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1880. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the wreath but above the rose near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.  


GB 1866-42.JPG (48380 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1866 Die No. 42

KM-736.2 - 7,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 4,047M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1866 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. It is believed that most of the Shield reverse sovereigns were exported to India as the St. George reverse was unacceptable for religious grounds on the basis of idolatry. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 42. Die numbers were on some sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the wreath but above the rose near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.  


GB 1868 1P 39.jpg (59408 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1868 Die No. 39

KM-736.2 - 7,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 1,653M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1868 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield. The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. It is believed that most of the Shield reverse sovereigns were exported to India as the St. George reverse was unacceptable for religious grounds on the basis of idolatry. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 39. Die numbers were on some sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the wreath but above the rose near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.  


GB 1870 1P 82.jpg (55321 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1870 Die No. 82

KM-736.2 - 7,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 2,190M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1870 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. It is believed that most of the Shield reverse sovereigns were exported to India as the St. George reverse was unacceptable for religious grounds on the basis of idolatry. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 82. Die numbers were on some sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the wreath but above the rose near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.  


GB 1871.jpg (358034 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1871

KM-752 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 8,767M (all dies incl all 1872) 

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1871 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  


GB 1872 10s.jpg (57438 bytes)

Sovereign - 1872 Die No. 271

KM-735.2 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 3,249M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1872 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , ( British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield. The plate number is located at the bottom center.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 271. Die numbers were on some half sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the shield near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.  


GB 1872.jpg (361859 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1872

KM-752 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 8,767M (all dies incl all 1871)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1871 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen.  


GB 1873 10s 305.jpg (121213 bytes)

Sovereign - 1873 Die No. 305

KM-735.2 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 3,249M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1873 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , ( British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The plate number is located at the bottom center.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 305. Die numbers were on some half sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the shield near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.  


GB 1873-25.JPG (51299 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1873 Die No. 25

KM-736.2 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 2,368M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1873 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , ( British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. It is believed that most of the Shield reverse sovereigns were exported to India as the St. George reverse was unacceptable for religious grounds on the basis of idolatry. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 25. Die numbers were on some sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the wreath but above the rose near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.


GB 1873-42.jpg (61383 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1873 Die No. 42

KM-736.2 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 2,368M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1873 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , ( British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. It is believed that most of the Shield reverse sovereigns were exported to India as the St. George reverse was unacceptable for religious grounds on the basis of idolatry. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 42. Die numbers were on some sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the wreath but above the rose near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.


GB 1877 10s.jpg (37686 bytes)

Sovereign - 1877 Die No. 122

KM-735.2 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Mintage - 1,927M (all dies)

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1873 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , ( British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. This was a special type that had the die number under the bow at the bottom. In this case, this was minted from Die. No. 122. Die numbers were on some half sovereigns minted only from 1863 to 1884. The die numbers can be found on the reverse of the coins, beneath the shield near the bottom of the coin. There are many possible reasons for using die numbers. The most obvious is to be able to check and control the quality of the dies, particularly if experiments were being conducted into die wear. It is possible that different methods of treating and hardening dies may have been carried out, and die numbering would have helped to ascertain which methods of processing were most successful. Other possible reasons include quality and security control during production.  


GB 1878 1P.jpg (40280 bytes) 

1 Sovereign - 1878

KM-752 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 1,091M

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon. The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1878 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci. 


GB 1880 1P no BP.jpg (41717 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1880

KM-752 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 3,650M

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon. The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1880 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci. This is the variety without the BP initials below the ground.


GB 1883 10s.jpg (37126 bytes)

Sovereign - 1883 

KM-735.1 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1883 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , (British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. 


1 Sovereign - 1884

KM-752 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 1,770M

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon. The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1884 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci. This coin does not have the initials BP on the reverse.


GB 1885 10s.jpg (37875 bytes)

Sovereign - 1885 

KM-7356.2 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust with the date 1885 at the bottom.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a plain shield, surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , ( British Queen, Defender of the Faith) having the united rose, thistle and shamrock placed under the shield.  The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. 


1 Sovereign - 1887

KM-767 - 7,99 g  - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 1,111M

The obverse features a jubilee bust (as a mourning widow on the golden jubilee of her reign of 1837-1887) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm. The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1887 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


GB 1887 5P.jpg (119364 bytes)

5 Sovereigns - 1887

KM-769 - 1,775 g  - 35 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,054M

The obverse features a jubilee bust (as a mourning widow on the golden jubilee of her reign of 1837-1887) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm. The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1887 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


GB 1888 1S.jpg (51340 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 1888

KM-767 - 7,99 g  - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 2,777M

The obverse features a jubilee bust (as a mourning widow on the golden jubilee of her reign of 1837-1887) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm. The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1888 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1889

KM-767 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 7,257M

The obverse features a jubilee bust (as a mourning widow on the golden jubilee of her reign of 1837-1887) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1889 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1892

KM-766 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 13.680M

The obverse features a jubilee bust (as a mourning widow on the golden jubilee of her reign of 1837-1887) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA DEI GRATIA (Victoria by Grace of God) surrounds the bust.  The reverse has the the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom contained in a ornate shield surmounted by the Royal Crown and encircled with a laurel wreath, with the inscription BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF , ( British Queen, Defender of the Faith).  The date 18 92 is at the bottom of the shield. The obverse was designed by William W. Wyon and the reverse by J. B. Merlen. 


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Sovereign - 1895

KM-785 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 2,869M

The obverse features a mature bust (veiled head) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by Sir Thomas Brock.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1895 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci. The half sovereigns did not have the BP initials until Edward VII's reign.


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1 Sovereign - 1898

KM-785 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 4,361M

The obverse features a mature bust (veiled head) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by Sir Thomas Brock.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1898 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1899

KM-785 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 7,616M

The obverse features a mature bust (veiled head) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by Sir Thomas Brock.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1899 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1900

KM-785 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 10,847M

The obverse features a mature bust (veiled head) of Queen Victoria (b1819-d1901). VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR:REG:F:D: (Victoria by Grace of God, British Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by Sir Thomas Brock.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1900 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1902

KM-804 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 4,244M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1902 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1902

KM-805 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 4,738M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1902 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1906

KM-805 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 10,467M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1906 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1907

KM-804 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 4,233M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1907 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1907

KM-805 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 18,459M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1907 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1908

KM-804 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 3,997M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1908 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1908

KM-805 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 11,729M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1908 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1909

KM-804 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 4,011M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1909 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1910

KM-804 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 5,024M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1910 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1910

KM-820 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 22,380M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1910 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1911

KM-804 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 6,104M

The obverse features a bust of King Edward VII (b1841-d1910). EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP (Edward VII by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse is designed by G W De Saules.The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1911 is at the bottom. There is no mintmark denoting that it was coined in London.  The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1911

KM-820 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 30,044M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1911 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1912

KM-820 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 30,318M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1912 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


Sovereign - 1913

KM-819 - 3,99 g  - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 6,094M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1913 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1913

KM-820 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 24,540M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.   The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1913 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1914

KM-820 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 11,501M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1915 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1915

KM-819 - 3,99 g  - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 2,043M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1916 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1915

KM-820 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 20,295M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1915 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1925

KM-820 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 4,406M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1865-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1925 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1963

KM-908 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 7,400M

The obverse features a young bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRATIA -REGINA -D:F: (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Mrs. Mary Gillick.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1963 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 1980

KM-922 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,010M

The obverse features a mature bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRATIA -REGINA -F:D: (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Arnold Machin.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1980 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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1 Sovereign - 1984

KM-919 - 7,00 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,020M

The obverse features a mature bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRATIA -REGINA -F:D: (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Arnold Machin.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1984 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


2 - 1986

KM-947c - 15,98 g

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,018M

This is a version of the circulating 2 nickel-brass coin commemorating the Commonwealth Games except that it is struck in 0,925 gold. The obverse features a mature bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRATIA -REGINA -D:F: (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust at the top.  The denomination TWO POUNDS is below the bust. The obverse was designed by Raphael Maklouf.  The reverse has thistle and a laurel wreath.


1 Sovereign - 2000

KM-??? - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a large head mature bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRA -REGINA -FID-DEF (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The designer's initials IRB are below the bust. The obverse was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 2000 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Sovereign - 2002

KM-??? - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a large head mature bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRA -REGINA -FID-DEF (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The designer's initials IRB are below the bust. The obverse was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.  The reverse has the royal arms within a wreath. The date 2000 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Timothy Noad. The designer's initials TN are located to the right of right branch of the laurel wreath. The special reverse was only used in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth's reign (1953-2002).


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Sovereign - 2005

KM-??? - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a large head mature bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRA -REGINA -FID-DEF (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The designer's initials IRB are below the bust. The obverse was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.  The reverse has ta new version of St. George slaying the dreagon. The date 2005 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Timothy Noad. The designer's initials TN are located to the right of right branch of the laurel wreatlocated under the foreleg of the mount. 


GB 2005 1P.jpg (42459 bytes)

1 Sovereign - 2005

KM-??? - 7,98 g - 22,05 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

The obverse features a large head mature bust of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926-). ELIZABETH II -DEI-GRA -REGINA -FID-DEF (Elizabeth II by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) surrounds the bust.  The designer's initials IRB are below the bust. The obverse was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.  The reverse has ta new version of St. George slaying the dreagon. The date 2005 is at the bottom. The reverse was designed by Timothy Noad. The designer's initials TN are located under the foreleg of the mount. 


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