Gold, being the most highly sought-after investment metal for individuals aiming to safeguard their hard-earned wealth, can be acquired in various forms from mints worldwide. Private and sovereign facilities alike offer gold coins and bars, with the Royal Mint standing as one of the most renowned producers of gold products.
Originating from the Great Recoinage of 1817, the modern British Gold Sovereign coin serves as the bullion iteration of the Gold Sovereign previously used in circulation within the United Kingdom from 1817 until the Interwar Era in the early 20th century.
While historical Gold Sovereigns varied in their gold content over time, the contemporary British Gold Sovereign is minted with 91.67% gold, constituting a 22-karat gold coin. For several decades, the coin showcased Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy. However, following her passing in September 2022, early 2023 witnessed the introduction of the first Gold Sovereigns featuring a different monarch—King Charles III. Despite more than 200 years since its introduction, the Gold Sovereign predominantly displays Benedetto Pistrucci’s 1817 depiction of St. George slaying a dragon on the reverse, with occasional replacements on the reverse for commemorative occasions.
Undoubtedly, the British Gold Britannia coin serves as the cornerstone of the Royal Mint’s numismatic offerings in the gold bullion program. Introduced in 1987, these coins initially contained .917 fine gold. However, since 2013, they have been struck as 24-karat pure gold coins with a .9999 fine gold content. Celebrating their 30th anniversary of release in 2017, the British Gold Britannia coins mirror their silver counterparts in terms of design and significance.
Introducing the captivating Myths & Legends Gold collection, a recent addition to the offerings of the esteemed Royal Mint. This unique collection delves into the rich tapestry of British folklore and mythology, presenting a series within a series that chronicles the iconic figures of legend.
Each compelling three-coin series within this collection revolves around a specific design theme, providing both silver and gold coins for enthusiasts to acquire. Notable releases thus far encompass:
Embrace the enchantment as the Myths & Legends Gold collection transports you into the extraordinary realm of British folklore, where these legendary characters come to life in shimmering precious metal.
Experience the grandeur of the monarchy with the Royal Mint of England’s latest collection, featuring a captivating array of silver and gold coins available for purchase. Shifting the spotlight from the prior Queen’s Beasts Series spanning 2016-2021, the newly unveiled Tudor Beasts Series delves into the legendary Tudor dynasty that reigned over the English throne from 1485 to 1603. Celebrating the profound impact of this iconic lineage, renowned for producing some of the most renowned monarchs in British history, this exquisite series provides a mesmerizing glimpse into the captivating world of the Tudors.
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