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200 years of the Sovereign. Part III: Benedetto Pistrucci’s Timeless Design…

In my last post I explored one of the most monumental events in the history of British coinage, the Great Recoinage when the Master of the Mint decided to bring back the Sovereign as Britain’s new flagship gold coin. Now, I explore … Continue reading

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200 years of the Sovereign. Part II: The Great Recoinage…

In my last blog post, I explored the roots of the Gold Sovereign from its very beginning in 1489, before it was forgotten for over 200 years, until 1816, when something momentous happened in the history of British coinage. Let … Continue reading

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Introducing 200 years of the Sovereign. Part I: Back to the very beginning…

2017 marks the Bicentenary of the Modern Sovereign. Reinstated as part of the 1816 Great Recoinage to replace the Guinea, the ‘modern’ Gold Sovereign has epitomised British quality across the world for the last 200 years. But there is much … Continue reading

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