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Coin type: Sovereign (pre-Victorian)
Description

In 1889 and 1890 Orders in Council were made permitting members of the general public to hand in any gold coins that were underweight and have them replaced by full-weight coins. A proclamation was subsequently issued in November 1890 that any gold coin struck before 1837 would cease to be legal tender with effect from 28 February 1891.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSovereign (Pre-Decimal) Sub-types
Face value1 (x Pound)
Years produced1817 - 1837 CurrentNo (demonetised 1891)
MaterialGold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.0500 Thickness (mm)1.5200
Mass (g)7.9800
Obverse

Reigning British monarch, legend in Latin.

Obverse inscription

Reverse

The initial reverse type for gold coins was the shield and crown motif, supplemented on the sovereign with a heraldic wreath. This was later succeeded by a portrayal of Saint George killing a dragon, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci.

Reverse inscription

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sovereign (pre-Victorian): Photos

Coin - Sovereign, George III, Great Britain, 1820
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Notes: St George, within garter (1817 - 1825).
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Great Britain 1822 sovereign
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Great Britain 1826 sovereign
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Coin - Sovereign, George III, Great Britain, 1820
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Notes: King George III (1817 - 1820).
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Great Britain 1822 sovereign
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Great Britain 1826 sovereign
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List of 22 coins of type: Sovereign (pre-Victorian) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sovereign 1817 3,235,239 King George III Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: [year]
Sovereign 1818 2,347,230 King George III Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: [year]
Sovereign 1819 3,574 King George III Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: [year]
Sovereign 1820 931,994 King George III Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: [year]
Sovereign 1821 9,405,114 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1822 5,356,787 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1823 616,770 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1824 3,767,904 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1825 St George 4,200,343 King George IV Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1825 Shield 4,200,343 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sovereign 1826 5,724,196 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sovereign 1827 2,266,629 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sovereign 1828 386,182 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sovereign 1829 2,444,652 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sovereign 1830 2,387,881 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]
Sovereign 1830 William IV unknown King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1831 598,697 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1832 3,737,065 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1833 1,225,269 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1835 723,441 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1836 1,714,349 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1837 1,172,984 King William IV Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: