The Sovereign is a British coin issued by The Royal Mint. The Sovereign is short for "English Gold Sovereign", which was last minted in 1604. However, from 1817 production of this coin restarted and these gold coins appeared with the current design, which features St. George and the dragon. Today, gold Sovereign coins are still issued annually.
Features of the Sovereign gold coin
Gold Sovereign coins have been minted in large numbers over the years in various cities throughout the British Commonwealth. The coin depicts the reigning British head in the year of issue. Its design of St. George and the dragon was created by the Italian Benedetto Pistrucci. The year at the bottom of the gold Sovereign is not the date of issue, but the date that the mold was made.
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