Why the Gold Sovereign will never be the same again

The Royal Mint chose the release of the 2015 Gold Sovereign to announce another piece of news that means the Gold Sovereign will never be the same again after 2015. In a move that is presumably designed to mark Her Majesty the Queen becoming the nation’s longest reigning monarch in September 2015, the Royal Mint […]

Do you know about the Gold Sovereign from Down-under?

For most of us the Gold Sovereign is the epitome of Britishness – our flagship coin, adorned by St George and the Dragon and recognised the world-over. But do you know about the Gold Sovereign from Down-under? The modern Gold Sovereign was re-introduced into the UK coinage in 1817 as part of the Great Re-coinage. […]