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1974 Full Sovereign British | British Gold Sovereign 1974


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1974 Full Sovereign British | British Full Sovereign 1974


1974 Gold Sovereigns Coin

These dates all bear the first portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as used on almost all pre-decimal coins, with the familiar St. George & Dragon design on the reverse.

Designs & Description

All Elizabeth II sovereigns from 1957 to 1968 share the same obverse (head) design, the young first portrait of the queen, which was used from 1953 to 1967. The reverse is the familiar St. George & Dragon design originally engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci about 1817. The edge of the 1957 sovereign is interesting, there are 168 grains on the milled edge instead of 108 on other Elizabeth II sovereigns. This graining is necessarily much finer. It is quite easy to be able to distinguish a 1957 from any other date simply by looking at its edge.

Proof

Proofs are specially struck coins, with a highly polished mirror finished background, and the raised design in contrasting matt finish. They are issued as limited editions, and are more expensive than the ordinary uncirculated version.
No proof sovereigns were issued in 1974, only the normal circulation type.





1974 Full Sovereign British | British Gold Sovereign 1974 Full Sovereign  
     
Coin Type: Full Sovereign Country: British
Alloy: Gold Year: 1974
Diameter: 22mm Weight: 7.99g
Mint: Number Minted: 5,002,566


 
Date SoldDescriptionSoldbySellprice
20161974 Full Gold Sovereignon offer goldsovereign.co.uk Dealer£209 / £233
 
 
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