Who was Benedetto Pistrucci? - Benedetto Pistrucci (1783-1855) was an Italian engraver and medallist who is probably most widely known amongst numismatists as the designer of the famous George and the Dragon image shown on the gold sovereign reverse.
Do You Know there is a Minimum Weight for Gold Sovereigns? - Most gold sovereign collectors should be able to tell you that a new gold sovereign weighs 7.9881 grammes (or grams). But do they know what the minimum weight is?
Australian Gold Sovereigns – History and Mintage - Besides being minted in Britain, Gold Sovereigns have been made in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) between 1871 and 1931. The Australian coins carry a small mintmark ('S','M','P) just above the date to represent Sydney Mint, Melbourne Mint and Perth Mint.
M J Hughes Coins Launches iPhone App For Gold Sovereigns - A new free App for the iPhone, MJH Guide To Gold Sovereigns, has been launched by M J Hughes Coins. The iPhone App is a listing of Gold Sovereign coins with history, mintage information and other associated facts and data. Many with images of obverse/reverse.
Queen Victoria Gold Sovereigns Portraits (Heads) - Victoria ruled for 64 years, a record only recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II. Over her long reign she posed for many portraits for coins but on the gold sovereign there are three major variations: Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head.
Gold £5 Coin or Gold Crown? - There are two basic types of Gold Five Pound (£5) Coins - the Gold £5 (Quintuple Sovereign) and the Gold Crown. Here is the difference, how they came about and how to tell them apart.
2005 Perth Prospector Collection: An unusual gold set. - The 2005 Perth Prospector Collection consists of a Gold 1oz Prospector Nugget Coin, a 1905 Perth Mint Sovereign and 1/4oz natural gold nuggets, beautifully packaged in a wooden box.
1999 Perth Mint Centenary Gold Proof Bi-metallic Sovereign - The 1999 Perth Mint Centenary Gold Proof Bi-metallic Sovereign was issued by the Perth Mint to commemorate its 100th anniversary of opening, 1899 - 1999. It has a face value of $100 Australian Dollars.
2001 Four Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set (Marconi) - On 12 December 1901 the Italian Physicist Guglielmo Marconi became the first person to send a radio transmission across the Atlantic.
UK 2012 Proof Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee - 2012 was Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of reign. The Sovereign features a new reverse design to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. [...]