The Sovereign was first chartered by Henry VII in 1489. Its original design showed the King in full coronation regalia and on the reverse, the Tudor Rose, a reference to the union between the houses of Lancaster and York. The Victoria Young Head Sovereign was produced between 1838 and 1887. An interesting fact about the Young Head Victoria coins - they are the only Sovereign to run concurrently with two differing designs on the reverse. Both the coins have a portrait of the young Victoria, however from 1838 to 1887 the design on the obverse displayed a heraldic shield. From 1871 to 1887 the Royal Mint revived a Benedetto Pistrucci's earlier design of St. George and the Dragon. The St. George design did not grace the half Sovereign until 1893. To find out more about mint marks, Victorian Sovereign mintage and where they were made visit our Sovereign Coin Directory.
These coins benefit from being Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Free. All UK gold and silver bullion coins manufactured by the Royal Mint are legal tender and are exempt from Capital Gains Tax. Tax free coins are available to buy from ATS Bullion and these include Sovereigns, half Sovereigns, one ounce gold Britannia, half ounce gold Britannia and silver one ounce Britannia.
If you are looking for a particular dated sovereign or any other coin for that matter, why not get in contact with one our trained bullion dealers on 020 7240 4041.
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