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1925 Gold Sovereigns  ....
One of the most unusual facts about 1925 sovereigns is that in 1949, 1950 and 1951, the Royal Mint produced sovereigns, but instead of preparing new dies with George VI's head, and with the correct date, they lazily re-issued George V sovereigns da

1933 Gold Sovereigns Were Not Issue  ....
1933 Gold Sovereigns Were Not Issued Neither were half sovereigns.

1937 Gold Sovereigns - Edward VII 1  ....
1937 Gold Sovereigns - Edward VII 1937

1989 Gold Sovereigns Coins Were Dif  ....
1989 Gold Sovereigns Were Different As you can see from our photographs, 1989 sovereigns did not use the by now traditional St. George and Dragon reverse design. Instead to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first gold sovereign for Henry VII

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Firet Gold Coins  ....
The first gold sovereign in the reign of Henry VII The first Sovereign, its designs rich in symbolism, was part of the trappings of the new Tudor dynasty.


A batch of up to 100,000 20p pieces were shipped from the Royal Mint earlier this year without the 2009 date stamp. Bidders on eBay have been offering up to £240 for one of the coins while some sellers have been asking as much as £5,000.

 

British 20p coins rising in value

It is still not known exactly how many British 20p pieces without a date there are in circulation, but their value will only rise over time. We recently sold one for £100. These coins could be worth holding on to as they might fetch a few hundred pounds each in a few years.

The dateless British 20p piece is known in the trade as a 'mule' - This 20p coin has mismatched sides. This latest mistake at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant near Cardiff happened when the date was moved from the 'tails' to the 'heads' side but the first batch accidentally kept the old heads.  The last time an undated coin entered circulation was in 1672 during the reign of King Charles II, but this was deliberate.

 
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