UK Full Gold Sovereign Elizabeth II 1957-1968

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If you're ready to sell your items to us you can post them to us via Royal Mail. Full instructions can be found below.

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Items can be posted to us - we recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery service to ensure your goods are delivered securely. Alternatively, they can be brought into our secure showroom upon appointment. 

Step 1: Download, print, and complete our 'Sell To Us' form and include this inside your parcel with your securely wrapped items.

Step 2: Send your parcel to Atkinsons, PO Box 18513, Sutton Coldfield, B73 9XB. Royal Mail Special Delivery should be used to safely post your items. Parcels can be insured up to £2,500.00. Parcels with a value exceeding this should be split into packs each containing a value of less than £2,500.00.

Step 3: When your parcel has arrived with us, our purchasing team will contact you to agree the finalised price. Payment can then be made by bank transfer, with funds appearing in your account within 72 hours.  There may be an option to have a same day payment subject to limits and cut off times (a charge of £25 is applicable).  Personal cheques are also available if preferred.

If you have any further questions please contact one of our experienced team on 0121 355 0620 or email info@atkinsonsbullion.com

Please Note: Quotations are an indication of the price only, based on the current metal price. The actual price you receive will be based on the live metal price when we receive your items. All goods are tested to verify weight and purity.

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Elizabeth II appear on Sovereigns from 1957. Although she  became Queen in 1952, Sovereign minting did not resume until 1957, therefore the first sovereign depicting her portrait appears from 1957. The Queen faces to the right on these coins and it is commonly referred to as the ‘young head’ or ‘pre-decimal’. The first portrait is the only coin that does not show the Queen wearing a crown. 

Coins were produced from 1957 up to 1968, with exception to 1960 and 1961, these year-dates were not minted. 

The modern British sovereigns feature Benedetto Pistrucci's design depicting George & the Dragon on the reverse. They have been struck both at the Royal Mint and at branch mints since 1817.

  • Each coin weighs 7.98g and is 916.7 22ct Gold.
  • Dimensions: Diameter: 22.05mm Thickness: 1.52mm.  

Other Information

Coins were only produced at Tower Hill in London, as all overseas branches had closed. None of the sovereigns produced were used in general circulation.

The edge of the coin reads ‘DEI GRATIA REGINA’. This is a short Latin inscription, which translates to 'By the Grace of God, Queen'.

Product Type Coin
Weight 7.98
Country United Kingdom
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint
Fine Content 7.32
Fineness 916.7
Finish Bullion