1822 King George IV Gold Full Sovereign Coin Pistrucci Laureate Head
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Laureate head of King George IV, facing left. Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci. Legend: 'GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:'.
Saint George, slaying a dragon from horseback, sword in hand, helmet on head. Date below. Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci.
Milled British gold coin. Composition: 22-carat gold. Weight: 7.98 grams. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres.
GVF - Good Very Fine, see photos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Early gold Sovereigns, issued during the reign of King George IV, are sought after by coin collectors. These historic 22-carat gold coins are particularly prized for their elegant neoclassical designs. Examples from 1822 in good condition are prized.
6,356,787 gold Sovereigns were struck by the Royal Mint in 1822. These 22-carat coins feature a laureate bust of King George IV by Italian engraver Benedetto Pistrucci and the classic St George and the dragon design by the same artist.
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