Sovereign (pre-Victorian), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Sovereign (pre-Victorian), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1817 - 1837)
Coin TypeSovereign (pre-Victorian)

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.

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
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Sovereign (pre-Victorian) - (23) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sovereign 1817 3,235,239 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: 1817
Sovereign 1818 2,347,230 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: 1818
Sovereign 1819 3,574 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: 1819
Sovereign 1820 931,994 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: 1820
Sovereign 1821 9,405,114 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1822 5,356,787 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1823 616,770 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1824 St George 3,767,904 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1824 Shield (Pattern) unknown King George IV - Bare Head GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1824
Sovereign 1825 St George 4,200,343 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1825 Shield 4,200,343 King George IV - Bare Head GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1825
Sovereign 1826 5,724,196 King George IV - Bare Head GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Sovereign 1827 2,266,629 King George IV - Bare Head GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1827
Sovereign 1828 386,182 King George IV - Bare Head GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1828
Sovereign 1829 2,444,652 King George IV - Bare Head GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1829
Sovereign 1830 George IV 2,387,881 King George IV - Bare Head GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1830
Sovereign 1830 William IV unknown King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1831 598,697 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1832 3,737,065 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1833 1,225,269 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1835 723,441 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1836 1,714,349 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Sovereign 1837 William IV 1,172,984 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
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Sovereign (pre-Victorian): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSovereign (Pre-Decimal)
From1817
To1837
Face Value1 (x Pound)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1891)
MaterialGold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size22.0500 mm
Thickness1.5200 mm
Mass7.9800 g
Sovereign (pre-Victorian): Photos
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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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Proof Coin - Sovereign, William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Notes: King William IV (1830 - 1837).
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