George V, 1925, Sovereign. Uncirculated. The last British Gold Sovereign struck for circulation was in 1917. In World War II they needed to give the airmen some money to buy their freedom if they were caught. What better money than Gold Sovereigns, known and used all over the world. There was legislation in place to issue a Sovereign in 1925, but they were never struck. So the Mint issued King George V Sovereigns dated 1925 during World War II.
The coins on offer have a fantastic history and are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They are struck in 22ct Gold and they were carried by our brave airmen during the Second World War.
Each year, since 1987, the Royal Mint has issued a Britannia 4 coin gold Proof Set. They contain the £100, £50, £25 and £10 gold coins, which contain 1 ounce of pure gold, 1/2 ounce of pure gold, 1/4 ounce of pure gold and 1/10th ounce of pure gold. They are struck in proof 22ct Gold, Proof is the highest quality of striking there is. Each set comes in the Official case of issue with certificate.
Each set contains 1.85 ounces of pure gold. Mintages are low and there are several different designs the Mint has issued over the years. Beautiful coins and nicely presented.
Dates supplied of our choice and subject to availability.
Actual sizes: £100 32.69mm / £50 27mm / £25 22mm / £10 16.5mm
In 1918 towards the end of World War I, the Royal Mint sent Sovereign dies to India to be used in the striking of gold sovereigns. These were the only Indian Sovereigns struck until just recently when some were struck for Queen Elizabeth II. These George V Sovereigns are struck in 22ct Gold and weigh about 8 grams, they are in Extremely Fine condition.
We have seen one firm offering this same gold coin for £599. Our price is just £450, which saves you £149 per coin, but there is a limit of 3 coins per collector. A fantastic one year type coin of King George V and of India. Worth thinking about and you ‘save’ £149.00 per coin. Actual size: 22.05mm
One of two different types of French Gold 20 Franc coins issued with Napoleon’s bust. All the coins were issued between 1807 and 1815 struck in 900 fine gold and weigh 6.45 grams. The coins are in Fine or better condition.
Actual size: 21mm