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1915 George V Half Sovereign
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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  ....
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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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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.


War gripped Britain in 1915. Away from our shores, the failed Gallipoli landings and the Battle of Loos led to heavy losses,

1915 George V Half Sovereign Gold

War gripped Britain in 1915. Away from our shores, the failed Gallipoli landings and the Battle of Loos led to heavy losses, German Zeppelin attacks on Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn brought the war to the home front and the sinking of RMS Lusitania sent ripples of horror around the world. The tensions of war led George V, in the fifth year of his reign, to change the Royal Family name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha by Royal Proclamation, choosing instead Windsor, after the castle that still provides home and haven for the Royal Family. His handsome coinage portrait, featured on this original 1915 Half-Sovereign, was created by the Australian Bertram MacKennal. This is the perfect historic coin to mark the centenary of the First World War in 2015.

 
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