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Gold Sovereigns

We have an outstanding range of gold sovereigns available here at The Gold Bullion Company. British gold Sovereign coins are the flagship coins of The Royal Mint, an establishment with over 1,000 years of heritage and experience.

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2023 UK Coronation Half Sovereign Gold Coin | The Royal Mint
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The 2023 UK Half Sovereign Gold Coin is released in celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and features the official crowned coinage portrait, by Martin Jennings. Dimensions (mm): 19.30 diameter x 1.0 thickness.
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2023 UK Coronation Full Sovereign Gold Coin | The Royal Mint
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The 2023 UK Coronation Full Sovereign Gold Coin is released in celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and features the official crowned coinage portrait, by Martin Jennings. Dimensions (mm): 22.05 x 1.52 .
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2024 Gold Full Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint
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The 2024 edition of the 'Chief Coin of The World' reproduces its traditional reverse design featuring St George and The Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci. The obverse showcases the official coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III. Dimensions (mm): 22.05 x 1.52.
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2022 Memorial Full Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint
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This Memorial Edition of The Sovereign honours the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Dimensions (mm): 22.05 x 1.30 .
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2022 Gold Full Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint
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The 2022 British Full Sovereign Gold Coin features a rare design change to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. Dimensions (mm): 22.05 x 1.52.
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2021 Gold Full Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint
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The 2021 Full Gold Sovereign is the latest version of The Royal Mint's best known gold coin. Weighing 7.98 grams and minted in 22ct, 916.7 gold, the coin is 22.05mm in diameter and 1.52mm thick. This coin features the newest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the traditional George and Dragon design on the reverse.
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Gold Sovereign Coin (Victoria Jubilee Head)
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Gold Sovereign Coin Queen Victoria Jubilee head (1887-1892). 22ct full Gold Sovereign.
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Gold Full Sovereign Coin | King George V | The Royal Mint
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King George V Gold Sovereign, 7.98 gram 22 carat Gold Coin dated between 1911 and 1932.
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2014 Gold Full Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint
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Royal Mint 2014 Gold Sovereign Coin, 22 carat 7.98 gram Capital Gains Tax Free Coin.
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2020 Gold Full Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint
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The 2020 Full Gold Sovereign is the latest version of The Royal Mint's best known gold coin. Weighing 7.98 grams and minted in 22ct, 916.7 gold, the coin is 22.05mm in diameter and 1.52mm thick.This coin features the newest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the traditional George and Dragon design on the reverse.
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2017 Gold Full Sovereign Coin | 200th Anniversary | The Royal Mint
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The Royal Mint 2017 Full Gold Sovereign, weighs 7.98 grams and is a 22ct coin. The coin is 22.05mm in diameter and 1.52mm thick.This coin features the newest portrait of the Queen on the front and the traditional George and Dragon design on the reverse. As this year's release marks the 200th year anniversary of the Sovereign, the coin has been minted with a Shield Privy Mark commemorating the coin's history!.
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2012 Gold Full Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint
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The 2012 Gold Sovereign features a new George and Dragon reverse design to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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Gold Sovereign Coin (Victoria Veiled Head)
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Gold Sovereign Coin with Queen Victoria Veiled Head. 7.98 grams of 22ct gold.
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Gold Sovereign Coin (Victoria Young Head)
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Gold Sovereign coin with Queen Victoria Young Head. 7.98grams of 22ct. (1871 - 1887).
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Gold Full Proof Sovereign (Boxed)
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This Royal Mint box-set contains a single Gold Proof Full Sovereign coin. 7.98grams struck in 22ct Gold. Complete with Original Certificate of Authenticity and encased in its official Royal Mint Box. You will receive a coin of our choice from a wide range of years.
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Gold Sovereign (Victoria Young Head Shield Back)
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Victoria Young Head 'Shield Back' Gold Sovereign, These coins are dated between 1838 to 1887 with the exception of the years 1840, 1867 and 1876. Struck in 22 Carat Gold.
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5 x 2023 UK Coronation Half Gold Sovereign in a Small Maroon Velvet Coin Pouch
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5 x 2023 UK Coronation Half Gold Sovereigns in a Small Maroon Velvet Coin Pouch. Dimensions (mm): 19.33 x 1.02 per coin .
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1836 William IV Gold Full Sovereign
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This rare 1836 William IV Gold Full Sovereign features the William Wyon 'Bare Head' portrait of William IV on the obverse. The reverse features the Hanoverian Arms in the Centre, the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom within a shield, completed with a large crown at the top of the shield. Dimensions (mm): 22.05 x 1.52.
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Gold Proof Sovereign Four Coin Set
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The Royal Mint four coin Four Coin Gold Sovereign Proof Set includes a Quintuple, Double, Full and Half Sovereign minted in 22 Carat Gold. With a combined total weight of 67.86 grand and a fine gold content of 62.24 grams. Presented in an official Royal Mint box with original Certificate of Authenticity. Various Dates*.
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2023 UK Coronation Half Sovereign x 20 Gold Coins in Sheet | The Royal Mint
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The commemorative 2023 UK Coronation Half Sovereign x 20 Gold Coins Sheet is specially issued to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. Dimensions (mm): 19.30 diameter x 1.0 thickness.
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25 x 2024 Gold Full Sovereigns in Tube | The Royal Mint
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25 x 2024 British Full Sovereign Gold Coins supplied in an OFFICIAL Royal Mint Tube . Dimensions (mm): 22.05 x 1.52.
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25 x 2022 Memorial Full Sovereign Coin in Tube | The Royal Mint
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This Memorial Edition of The Sovereign honours the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Dimensions (mm): 22.05 x 1.30 .
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The gold Sovereign coin was first struck over 500 years ago in 1489 and is one of the oldest coins still being produced today. Named to honour the king, it has been a symbol of status and strength ever since.

The gold Sovereign coin is internationally recognised. During the 19th century, it was classed as legal tender in more than 20 countries.

Struck from 916.7 fine gold, modern Sovereigns feature celebrated engraver Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St. George and the Dragon design, which first appeared on the coin in 1817 and still endures today, 200 years later.

Design and Specifications

Full gold sovereigns have a diameter of 22.05 mm and thickness of 1.52 mm. Each coin contains 7.988 grams of 22-carat gold, alloyed with copper for increased durability.

The obverse features a portrait of the reigning British monarch at the time of minting. The reverse depicts the famous Saint George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci, which has appeared on the coin since 1817.

Other key features include the legend "DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF" (By the Grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith), the denomination in Latin ("UNA LIBRA AUREUS"), and the year of mintage. While the essential design has remained unchanged, there have been small alterations, such as updating the portrait of the monarch.

Why buy gold Sovereigns?

Due to its status as legal tender in the UK, the gold Sovereign coin is exempt from VAT and Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

Furthermore, the weight and quality of the British gold Sovereign’s 22-carat gold are verified at the Trial of the Pyx, an independent trial that dates back to at least 1282. The quality of the gold is also guaranteed to five decimal places by the 1974 Coinage Act.

Many collectors purchase gold Sovereigns because of both their quality and their prominence in the history of British coinage.

They’re also very popular amongst investors who wish to store their capital in gold, a precious metal that is well-known for holding its value over time.

The best British gold Sovereign coins

Available as a half Sovereign, a full Sovereign and tubes of 25, you can buy these sought-after gold coins from various different years.

To celebrate 200 years of the modern Sovereign, The Royal Mint has released a special, commemorative edition in 2017. It features the original St. George and the Dragon design with the addition of a mint mark that acknowledges its 200th anniversary.

Browse the gold sovereign coins for sale here at The Gold Bullion Co. to find a range of different years and designs.

View the full collection of British gold Sovereign bullion coins here.

How to buy Gold Sovereigns

Buying gold coins online from a trusted distributor with a proven track record is one of the safest ways to ensure you’re getting a genuine product.

Be sure to check for independent customer reviews and delivery policies. A reliable seller will have hundreds of positive reviews and will use a recognised courier and insured delivery.

It’s also important that you buy gold coins that are well-known and produced by internationally recognised mints. The British Sovereign gold coin is one such example, as it’s the flagship coin produced by The Royal Mint, one of the most famous mints in the world.

To add a British Sovereign gold coin to your collection today, browse our full range of gold sovereigns for sale now.

Buy gold sovereigns from The Gold Bullion Company, a reputable and well-known UK-based family business.

Our outstanding customer service team - who have received a 99.6% positive rating in independent reviews from over 10,700 customers - backs every purchase with pre-sales advice and post-purchase support. Every purchase features fully insured delivery and our unique buy-back guarantee.