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Gold sovereigns are minted in 22 carats and are exempt of Capital Gain Tax for british investors.
This products is a selection in our stock of various years, from 1911 to 1932, with the finest condition.
Gold sovereigns are the right for British investors, because they are exempt of Capital Gain Tax. Buy gold sovereign George V is a good choice for those looking to add different british gold coins to their gold coins portfolio.
The obverse of the gold sovereign displays the portrait of Georges V, bare headed and facing to the left. This design was made by the Australian artist Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennel. The inscriptions ” GEORGIVS D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ” are mentioned.
The reverse shows the traditional design of St George slaying a dragon, made by Benedetto Pistrucci. The year of issue is displayed at the bottom of the coin, as well as a mintmark.
Buy gold sovereign George V is also a way to hold a piece of history of the First World War. During the reign of King George V, the Royal Mint produced gold sovereigns in its different branches in India, South Africa and Canada. Collectors will be looking for the Ottawa mint, which represents the most collectable gold coins in the market.
Gold sovereigns are the oldest british gold coins in production by the Royal Mint. Traditionally, the coin features the present monarch on the obverse (front) and St George slaying a dragon on the reverse. Moreover, this british coin contains 7.99 grams of 22 carats gold, equivalent to 7.32 grams of fine gold.
Gold Sovereigns George V carry a lot of history. Because they have been produced with the most advanced minting measures for security, it is really rare to encounter counterfeits of these coins. As a result, gold sovereign George V have been manufactured with precise design specifications, dimensions and weight. Although they are 100 years old, George V gold sovereigns carry a small premium above the gold spot price. Therefore, they are a great choice for investors and coin collectors alike.
In 1917, king George V became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He took over the Great Britain Empire, expanded while most European empires fell as a result of the First World War (1914-18). George’s reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape, resulting in a redesign of the monarchy’s social role to be more inclusive of the working class and its representatives. George adopted a more democratic stance that crossed class lines and brought the monarchy closer to the public.
King George V was plagued by illness throughout much of his reign and at his death was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.
The gold sovereign Georges V was minted from 1911 to 1932, and were the last gold coins to be in circulation until the year Britain left the gold standard. The production of gold sovereigns was also mixed due to the first World War and the prospect of the second by the end of his reign. Therefore, sovereign George V are often referred as WWI Gold Sovereign coins.
George V sovereign represent the glorious days of Great Britain, under the reign of one of its more popular monarchs. This period represents the British Empire at its peak with several colonies. Gold sovereign from King Georges V were the only coins produced in different mints, including London, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Ottawa, Bombay and Pretoria.
Millions of those coins have been minted and thousands were kept in vaults, especially during and after the Great War. This explains the mint condition of those gold sovereigns.
From 1929-32, a new portrait of Georges V was used with a smaller head. This type of design for the gold sovereign Georges V is known as the modified effigy. It also contains an inner circle and double beading around the coin’s edge. This change aimed to improve the level of details in the design, both in the obverse and reverse sides.
Another mintage of George V gold sovereign was made in 1949, 1951 and 1952. The gold sovereign coins of today are the successors of the old english gold sovereigns, first introduced under King Henry VII in 1489.
Gold sovereign are a unique combination of traditional manufacturing, attractive design and historical significance. Hence, these coins have a highly liquid value and can be exchanged worldwide. You can sell easily these bullion coins in any gold shop or to any jeweller around the world. Moreover, they carry a good premium over the spot price, because of their high demand from both gold investors and collectors.