British Colonial - London: 1957-1968
St George Sovereign - Queen Elizabeth II
This is the Second issue for Queen Elizabeth II. The first issue dated
1953, was only few Proof coins for the national collections.
From 1957 till 1968 the Royal Mint struck circulation grade sovereigns
for Queen Elizabeth II. The title BRITT:OMN:was omitted due to
the change in status of many commonwealth countries.
Obverse : Bare head of Young Queen Elizabeth~II to right with tie at
the back of hair. Clockwise from top along periphery legend
Engraver Mery Gillick put her initials M.G. incuse at bottom of Bust.
Reverse : St. George with Steamer flowing from Helmet, mounted on
horse rearing right, slaying with sword in right hand, the dragon on
ground. Mint Year below the representation of ground, with designer
Benedetto Pistrucci's initials B.P. to the right.
|Weight Legal||7.99 gms|
Ref: The Gold Sovereign. by M. A. Marsh.
1999, Cambridge U.K., 2nd ed. 118pp. Illustr. colour
The Sovereign was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi.
It was purchased in 2015 August as Bullion from a collector who had
it as an investment.