2017 Great Britain Gold Sovereign BU

2017 Great Britain Gold Sovereign BU

As low as $17.99 per coin over spot!
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the modern Sovereign's design with this special edition coin. The flagship coin features a unique shield mintmark just under the defeated dragon to celebrate the anniversary.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .2354 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Multiples of 25 are packaged in tubes. Lesser quantities will be in protective plastic.
  • Special 200th anniversary mintmark located under the defeated dragon.
  • Obverse: Depicts the fifth definitive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse: Features a classic design of the rendition of St. George mounted on horseback slaying a dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. Includes a new shield mintmark denoting the 200th anniversary.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Protect your Gold sovereign value in style by adding an attractive gift box recommended for this coin.

This British coin continues to be recognized as a Gold coin of beauty, quality and value, and is considered by many as the flagship coin of The Royal Mint. Add these 2017 Gold British Sovereign coins to your cart today!

The Sovereign’s bold St. George and the dragon design was created by Benedetto Pistrucci, representing integrity and resilience. It’s a trusted coinage, constant through times of change, and has remained a flagship coin for The Royal Mint. It features a new shield mintmark, placed proudly below the defeated dragon, to signify the 200 year anniversary.

One of the oldest institutions in the world, the Royal Mint began producing coins for England, and eventually Great Britain, more than 1,100 years ago. The mint also produces and exports coins for other countries, as well as military medals, and other products for the British government. The Royal Mint has been witness to the legendary kings and queens, political upheavals, social and governmental progress, and scientific and technological breakthroughs.

The minting of coins began in England around the end of the second century B.C. Around A.D. 650, coins were made by craftsmen called “moneyers” in London. In 886, during the reign of Alfred the Great, the London Mint was designated to be a single institution, though there were many other mints in operation around this time. In 1279 the London Mint was moved to the Tower of London where it remained for the next 500 years. Famed physicist Sir Isaac Newton was the Warden of the Mint in 1696 and as such was responsible for investigating cases of counterfeiting. Three years later he was made Master of the Mint, until his death in 1727, and was responsible for moving England from the Silver standard to the Gold standard in 1717.

The Royal Mint had outgrown its home in the Tower of London so during the 18th century the rickety wooden shacks the mint occupied were rebuilt to accommodate mechanized and rolling mills and coining presses and provide more space. Soon, however, the mint outgrew this new location and in 1809, the mint moved from the Tower of London to an adjacent site in East Smithfield called Tower Hill. By 1899, the Royal Mint was striking 100 million coins a year.

In 1967 it was announced that mint would move from its location at Tower Hill to Llantrisant, Wales, following Parliament’s decision to decimalize currency and in 1968 the first coins were officially struck by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the new location in Wales. In 1986, the Royal Mint celebrated 11 centuries of continuous minting. In 2009, the Royal Mint was vested into a government-owned company to provide greater operating and commercial freedom.

One unique aspect of the Royal Mint is a procedure known as the Trial of the Pyx, dates back to 1282 and ensures newly-minted coins meet required government standards. The trials have been held once a each year since their inception and have changed very little over time. These trials are presided over by a judge with a jury of expert assayers and were held at the Palace of Westminster before they were moved to the modern-day site at the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. The ceremony was so named after the boxwood chest in which coins were placed for presentation to the jury.
Customer Reviews of 2017 Great Britain Gold Sovereign BU
2017 Great Britain Gold Sovereign BU
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Beautiful Gold Coin, Classics for sure

By  DP

from Long Island, NY

5.0

Beautiful Gold Coin, Classics for sure. Great history behind them.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great Value! Fast Shipping!!

By  Satisfied Customer

from PUEBLO, CO

5.0

I got my 2017 British Sovereign a few days ago. I am impressed by the quality of these coins! They are visually stunning. I decided to start investing in Sovereigns because of their ease to turn into cash guickly. You will not be disappointed in these coins or doing business with AMPEX.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great buy

By  J. R.

from Kentucky

5.0

Even the Royal Mint did not have one.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful new coin

By  John M

from LA

5.0

I have several of the older coins and was very excited to see a new coin of the same design. It will go well with the other coins that I have to show that even over time, the coins hold their beauty over the years.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Shiny gold

By  PrincessPi

from New York, NY

5.0

Well, it's certainly shiny, and sovereigns are always easy to flip if I should ever need to. It's actually a really attractive coin and now that i have it, I feel like I'll need to buy more. Thanks, APMEX. As usual, you're tops!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Gold Sovereign

By  Jeff

from Brunswick, GA

5.0

I really like My newest gold coin looks great a awsome value.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

An absolutely beautiful coin

By  Camino Jim

from Daytona Beach, FL

5.0

This sovereign arrived in mint condition. It is a beautiful coin that I would recommend to others.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

200th anniversary Sovereign

By  Jeremy H.

from Albuquerque, NM

5.0

This 200th anniversary Sovereign is special. After I got my first one, I liked it so much I ordered another one. APMEX has them for a great price and they are gorgeous coins.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

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