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2009 Great Britain Gold Sovereigns

2009 Gold Proof Sovereign Set1

Original Gold Sovereign Designs

For the original gold sovereign coin, minted in 1817, St George is shown holding a shattered lance in his right hand, with the other broken piece laying on the ground below. Benedetto Pistrucci, the engraver who designed the sovereign, later in 1818 changed the design by replacing the broken lance with a short sword.

In the hands of many engravers over the course of the long history of the Gold Sovereign, this classic depiction has been modified in many ways.

GBP per coin

Market Value We Buy
Sovereign – Five Pounds 1117.21 994.32
Britannia – 1oz 949.95 845.46
Britannia – 1/2oz 474.92 422.68
Sovereign – Two Pounds 447.04 397.86
Britannia – 1/4oz 237.49 211.36
Sovereign – Full 223.41 198.84
Sovereign – Half 111.71 99.42
Britannia – 1/10oz 94.98 84.54
Silver Britannia – 1oz 11.78 8.60
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2009 Gold Sovereign Designs

The Sovereigns of 2009 in the featured image were engraved by the Royal Mint. The beauty of these particular coins is that the coinage dies used were manufactured directly from Pistrucci’s originals – the first time that the originals have been used in this way during the production process. The £5 piece, Double Sovereign, and Sovereign were manufactured using these original dies.

For the half sovereign, tools of 1893 were used because it was not until then did images of St George and the Dragon appear on the coin’s reverse.

The reverse of the £5 piece reflects the original pattern of 1820 which, modelled on the 1818 crown, carried the artists name in full.

The double sovereign is also based on coins of 1820, but only has Pistrucci’s initials engraved.

The full sovereign also has Pistrucci’s initials engraved, but features a plumed helmet, minus it’s streamer.

The half sovereign contains no initials at all and this is the first time the set includes a quarter sovereign.

Instant Sovereign Valuation

GBP per coin

Market Value We Buy
Sovereign – Five Pounds 1117.21 994.32
Britannia – 1oz 949.95 845.46
Britannia – 1/2oz 474.92 422.68
Sovereign – Two Pounds 447.04 397.86
Britannia – 1/4oz 237.49 211.36
Sovereign – Full 223.41 198.84
Sovereign – Half 111.71 99.42
Britannia – 1/10oz 94.98 84.54
Silver Britannia – 1oz 11.78 8.60
Sell Coins
  1. JamieJamie10-12-2012

    Hi there, I have 23 Full Sovereigns and 7 Half Sovereigns. How much will you give me for them?

  2. GoldealersGoldealers10-12-2012

    Hi Jamie,
    Thanks for your enquiry. Today, we can offer £6721.69 for your coins. The prices change daily in line with the London Gold Fix. As such, please check back daily to get the latest prices.
    If there is anything else we can do to help, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
    Buy Price for 23 Sovereigns & 7 Half Sovereigns on 12 Oct 2012 £6721.69