George III 1817 Gold Sovereign about Extremely Fine
- A key coin – the very first modern Gold Sovereign!
- Struck in 1817, during the reign of King George III.
- The first coin to carry Benedetto Pistrucci’s magnificent St George & the Dragon motif.
- Bears original St George ‘garter’ design – found only on sovereigns from 1817 to 1820.
- Rare in any condition, we have just one example in premium grade about Extremely Fine.
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The first modern sovereign, and the first coin to carry Benedetto Pistrucci’s legendary St George & the Dragon motif, the 1817 Gold Sovereign is one of the key dates of the entire sovereign series. Sought after in any grade, we have a single example in seldom seen about Extremely Fine!
The modern sovereign was introduced as part of the Great Recoinage of 1816, and replaced the Guinea as Britain’s primary gold coin. The first of its kind, the King George III 1817 Gold Sovereign one of only four dates to carry the original St George ‘garter’ design, which is found only on sovereigns struck from 1817 to 1820.
With a vast majority of those struck melted for the gold, and surviving examples usually very well worn, the 1817 Gold Sovereign is extremely rare in the upper echelons of quality – as here. Graded about Extremely Fine, with impressive detail, this stunning coin is a must-have for the serious collector.
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|Country of Issue||Great Britain|
|Year of Issue||1817|