Sovereign, Coin Type from Saint Helena - detailed information

Sovereign, Coin Type from Saint Helena (issued 2019 - )
Coin TypeSovereign

The sovereign is a gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling. Struck from 1817 until the present time, it was originally a circulating coin (see pre-decimal Sovereign) accepted in Britain and elsewhere in the world; it is now a bullion coin not intended for circulation, the intrinsic value of which is much higher than its face value. There are several denominations of the Sovereign: Five Sovereigns (Quintuple Sovereign, five pounds gold), Double Sovereign, Full Sovereign, Half Sovereign and Quarter Sovereign; the current sovereign - with face value of £1 is a continuation of the pre-decimal sovereign, and has been issued as a decimal coin since 1974.

Apart from the sovereigns of the United Kingdom, the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha has also authorised some mints to issue sovereigns under its jurisdiction. These are denominated in Saint Helena Pounds - the local variation of the Pound Sterling. Following long-standing tradition, this type of coin has never had its value and denomination spelled out anywhere on the coin.

Obverse
Saint Helena / Sovereign - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend in Latin.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
Saint Helena / Sovereign - reverse photo

Various designs as described below.

Reverse Inscription [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

See also:
- United Kingdom pre-decimal sovereign (1817 - 1968) and United Kingdom decimal sovereign (1974 - present)

Coin Type: Sovereign - (6) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Sovereign 2019 Half Crown Saint Helena / Sovereign 2019 Half Crown - reverse photo Saint Helena / Sovereign 2019 Half Crown - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: East India Company (modern)
Mintage: 2,519
Sovereign 2020 Spade Guinea Saint Helena / Sovereign 2020 Spade Guinea - reverse photo Saint Helena / Sovereign 2020 Spade Guinea - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: East India Company (modern)
Mintage: 2,420
Sovereign 2021 Saint George Saint Helena / Sovereign 2021 Saint George - reverse photo Saint Helena / Sovereign 2021 Saint George - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: East India Company (modern)
Mintage: 1,250
Sovereign 2022 Platinum Jubilee Saint Helena / Sovereign 2022 Platinum Jubilee - reverse photo Saint Helena / Sovereign 2022 Platinum Jubilee - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: East India Company (modern)
Mintage: 1,120
Sovereign 2023 Coronation Saint Helena / Sovereign 2023 Coronation - reverse photo Saint Helena / Sovereign 2023 Coronation - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: East India Company (modern)
Mintage: 1,120
Sovereign 2024 Saint George and the Dragon Saint Helena / Sovereign 2024 Saint George and the Dragon - reverse photo Saint Helena / Sovereign 2024 Saint George and the Dragon - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: East India Company (modern)
Mintage: 785
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Sovereign: Details
CountrySaint Helena
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
From2019
Face Value1 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.9167 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.0500 mm
Mass7.9800 g