The Expert Guides Series: Everything you need to know about collecting Gold Sovereigns

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More of our clients choose to build a Portfolio of Gold Sovereigns than any other coin to date.

Why?

sovereign e1496928897396 - The Expert Guides Series: Everything you need to know about collecting Gold SovereignsQuite simply, the Gold Sovereign is without rival as the United Kingdom’s premiere Gold Coin. Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the exact same specification since 1817, it epitomises all that is British.

Traded across the world during the 19th Century and early 20th Century, it became known as “The Chief Coin of the World”, whilst today’s modern Proof Sovereigns show consistent collector interest and regular sell-outs.

What’s more, the Gold Sovereign remains both popular and accessible with many options to create meaningful collections at affordable prices, even going right back to George III’s reign.

To find out more about the history of the Gold Sovereign, click here to read an earlier blog post detailing the coin’s history from its origins in an infographic.

How to collect Gold Sovereigns

With two centuries of history behind the famous coin, you can create a meaningful Portfolio worthy of passing on to your children and grandchildren.

The key is to select an element that ties together the Gold Sovereigns in your Portfolio to create a historically meaningful collection.

One example of this is the Queen Elizabeth II “Special Reverse” Portfolio.

These are some of the scarcest Gold Sovereigns ever to be issued and, in total, the current reign has seen five specially created reverse designs.

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Design changes have proved to be a guarantee for collectability and have become some of the most collectable modern issues.

The 2017 Bicentenary Proof Sovereign is evidence of this, with the entire edition limit of 10,500 selling out in under 30 days.

For more of my top 5 recommendations for building a Gold Sovereign Portfolio click here to download the full Expert Guide for free.



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