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Full Sovereign gold  ....
Branch Mints - Ottawa Canada History

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

Sixpence  ....
Things of interest

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.

ECB launches new €20 note with enhanced security

ECB launches new €20 note with enhanced security


The European Central Bank ussues a new €20 banknote with enhanced security features to foil counterfeiters. 

A new "portrait window" near the top of the hologram stripe becomes transparent when seen against the light and reveals a portrait of Europa, a figure from Greek mythology.  

The new notes, 4.3 billion of which have been produced so far, will gradually replace the €20 banknotes of the first series, which will however remain legal tender. Like the newer €5 and €10 bills, the new €20 banknote has an emerald-coloured number that changes hue from green to blue depending on the angle it is viewed from.



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