1821 King George IV Gold Full Sovereign Pistrucci Laureate Head
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Laureate portrait of King George IV, facing left, his wreath tied with long ribbon. Legend: 'GEORGIUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:'. 'B.P.' initials below for Benedetto Pistrucci.
Historic British gold coin, struck for circulation. Weight: 7.98 grams. Composition: 22-carat gold. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Mintage: 9,405,114.
EF+ - Extremely Fine or better, see photos.
Frequently Asked Questions
1821 Sovereigns are sought-after by collectors who prize these gold coins that were introduced in 1817. 1821 Sovereigns were the first issued with a portrait of King George VI and, as such, they are a key addition to any historic Sovereign collection.
We know that some 9,405,114 'full' Sovereigns were issued by The Royal Mint in the year 1821. These were the first such gold coins issued with King George IV's portrait during his reign (1820-1830). Collectors are keen to own these early Sovereigns.
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