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Sovereign Elizabeth II Pre-decimal Gold Coin
Sovereign Elizabeth II Pre-decimal Gold Coin Reverse

Queen Elizabeth II Pre-decimal Gold Sovereign

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For larger quantities please call us on 0207 871 0532 to discuss.
Refiner / MintThe Royal Mint
BrandSharps Pixley
Country of OriginGreat Britain
Year minted1957-68 ( exceptions 1960 and 61)
Weight (grams)7.98
Pure metal content (grams)7.322
DimensionsDiameter: 22.05mm, Thickness: 1.52mm
Packaging DetailsProtective plastic flip
VAT FreeYes
CGT FreeYes

The Elizabeth II (Pre Decimal) Sovereign, also sometimes referred to as the “young head” is a gold coin of the United Kingdom.

It has a nominal value of one pound sterling, but in practice is used as a bullion coin. This historical coin represents Britain's power and wealth and is globally accepted. Unique to this sovereign, is that it was the first bullion coin to show a portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II, upon her Accession at age 26. The reverse depicts Italian engraver Benedetto Pistrucci's traditional Saint George & Dragon design. The Sovereigns are minted in 22 carat gold and are free from Capital Gains Tax, which makes it an attractive gold coin to hold for UK investors. Various years are available and the individual coins are delivered in our protective plastic flips.

Please note we only deliver within the UK and Northern Ireland.

Orders will be dispatched same day providing cleared funds are received by 3pm, weekdays only.

Next Day Guarantee via Royal Mail now includes Saturday

1. Collection: Free

2. Orders under £500: Free, insured via Royal Mail 48, allow 2–3 business days.

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4. Orders over £500: Free, Insured Next Day Guaranteed by 1pm. Orders in excess of £50,000 will be dispatched in separate parcels via Royal Mail or FedEx.

5. Next Day Guaranteed by 9am Upgrade: Insured delivery available on orders of any value, up to 1.8kg. This delivery option costs £30

6. Silver and gift items weighing over 1.8kg will be sent via FedEx next day delivery, order must be completed before 2pm.

7. FedEx Courier Service Upgrade: Insured delivery available on orders of any value, completed before 2pm This delivery option costs £30

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