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We'll help you find out about your gold Sovereigns rarity, its design and where it was minted.
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The appeal of the Gold Sovereign
Gold Sovereigns have always been sought-after coins. Although it has a nominal value of £1, a Sovereign's real worth is much greater as it is a bullion coin - made to store and retain or gain its value, rather than being used for everyday purchases.
Several factors make gold Sovereigns valuable; their raw material, obviously, but also the processes involved in minting, storing and distributing them. The most decisive factor is their rarity - gold Sovereigns are produced in much smaller quantities than the coins we keep in our purses and pockets.
What type of gold are Sovereigns made from?
The carat is the unit used to measure the purity of gold. Gold Sovereigns are minted from 22 carat gold, which means gold accounts for 91.67% of their total mass. Of the Sovereign's total weight of 7.98 grams, just over 7.31 grams is gold.
Find out about your gold Sovereign
Gold Sovereigns as we know them today were first minted in 1817, and have been produced in most years since. The quantities issued were reduced considerably following World War One.
Gold Sovereign identification
To begin your gold Sovereign identification, enter the year it was minted and click on the 'Search' button at the top of this page.