George IV 5-Coin & William IV 3-Coin Sovereign Set Pair

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George IV 5-Coin & William IV 3-Coin Sovereign Set Pair

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  • Comprises the King George IV 1825, 1826, 1827, 1829 & 1830 Gold Sovereigns.
  • Also includes the King William IV 1832, 1835 and 1836 Sovereigns.
  • Struck by the Royal Mint, domiciled at Tower Hill in London.
  • Crafted from 22-carat gold, each coin measures 22.05mm.
  • Scarce in any grade, the set is in Very Fine to good Very Fine.
  • Presented in a timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • SAVE $2,755 off the combined original regular price of the two sets!
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    Pre-Victorian Sovereigns – scarce in any grade

    With the first sovereign issued in 1817, and Queen Victoria ascending the throne in 1837, the sovereigns of the Hanover Kings who preceded her are naturally scarce to rare across the grades. A fantastic opportunity to own some rare pre-Victorian Era gold, this presentation unites a 5-coin Sovereign Set of King George IV with a 3-coin Sovereign Set of his younger brother and successor, King William IV.

    Eye-catching, historic designs…

    The King George IV Second Portrait Set includes the 1825, 1826, 1827, 1829 & 1830 Gold Sovereigns, with the William IV Set comprising the 1832, 1835 & 1836 dates. All eight sovereigns are distinguished by the armorial majesty of Jean Baptiste Merlen’s famous Shield motif, with the portraits of the two kings designed by William Wyon.

    Australian history in your hands…

    Struck at the Royal Mint in London, pre-Victorian British sovereigns are notable for the powerful connection to Australia.

    From the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, a wild mix of foreign coinage circulated in Australia. In 1826, however, it was proclaimed that only British coins would be legal tender in the colony, and a huge influx of British coinage followed – including sovereigns. The sovereigns of George IV and William IV were issued at the time of this momentous change, and would have been used by those who lived through the nation’s ‘wild colonial days’.

    Low mintages, unquestionable rarity

    As with all pre-Victorian sovereigns, the sovereigns of George IV and William IV are notable for the extremely low mintages. Indeed, George IV Second Portrait issues represent less than 1.5% of the total number of sovereigns struck from 1817 to 1931! William IV sovereigns represent less than 1%!

    Not only were mintages low, but millions have been melted for the gold value or recycled by British authorities. For example, from 1842 to 1845, the Bank of England withdrew from circulation and ‘recoined’ about £14m worth of gold coins. A huge percentage of the coins melted down would have been George IV and William IV Sovereigns, and, as a result, these coins are scarce in all grades, and rare in superior quality – as here.

    Immediate action a must!

    In better-than-usually-seen Very Fine to good Very Fine condition, we have a tiny number of sets available. With the combined original retail price of the two sets being $19,750, you save a whopping $2,755 – but immediate action is a must! Click add to cart now!

     

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