1983 Great Britain Gold Sovereign
Produced annually at the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom, and under license in Delhi, India, by the joint India/Swiss company MMTC-PAMP, this modern gold bullion proof version of the Sovereign features the classic reverse design portraying Saint George slaying a dragon created by Benedetto Pistrucci.
This coin measures 22mm in diameter and weighs 7.98g with a fineness of .917 for a net weight of .235ozt pure gold. While the intrinsic value of the precious metal content far exceeds its nominal face value of 1£, Sovereigns are legal tender and guaranteed by the British government, which verifies the measure, weight, and purity of the coins at the centuries-old annual Trial of the Pyx. It is encased in a protective hard plastic holder and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity in the original mint packaging.
Gold sovereigns are available in bigger and fractional units: 5£ Quintuple-Sovereign, 2£ Double-Sovereign, 10 Shilling Half-Sovereign, and 5 Shilling Quarter-Sovereign. Originally available in investment-grade bullion strikes, Sovereigns were only available as Proof specimens from 1983 to 1999, but since have been available in both formats. Various years may also be available, so please call for specific dates.