2020 gold sovereign coin
The 2020 gold sovereign coin is one of the Royal mint’s flagship coins. The 2020 sovereign has a nominal value of 1 british pound sterling and weights 7.98805 gram. The obversie of the 2020 sovereign features the ’fifth portrait’ of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse of the full sovereign coin portrays the classic George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci. The sovereign coin value ranges per year minted, and older versions often have a slight premium.
History of the gold sovereign coin
The gold sovereign coin was originally a circulting coin accepted in Britain, nowadays its a bullion coin. The sovereign coins are named after the English gold sovereign, which was last minted about 1603, and was part of the Great Recoinage of 1816 Originally the bullion coin was unpopular by the public, that preferred banknotes. However, the coin quickly gained awareness when paper currency was limited by law. These days the sovereign coin is primiarly used for its bullion, though it is still legal tender in the United Kingdom.
Country: United KingdomWeight: 7.32gPurity: 917/1000Mint: The Royal MintFace value: 1Diameter, mm: 22.05Currency: British PoundThickness, mm: 1.52Product packaging: SachetBulk packaging: 25 per tube, 500 per box