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The 2009 sovereign depicts Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St George slaying the dragon on the reverse of the coin.
Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait can be seen on the obverse of the coin, designed by Ian Rank Broadley.
The sovereign is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 7.98 grams. It contains 0.2354 ounce of fine gold.
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The 2009 sovereign would make an ideal birthday present or special gift. Queen Elizabeth II Brilliant Uncirculated sovereigns were first produced in 1957, and could be purchased from high street banks and gold bullion dealers. Sovereigns have been produced most years through the Queen’s reign, with the exception of a few years.
The first gold sovereign issued depicting Queen Elizabeth II was the 1953 Proof. This was a special strike, and is an incredibly rare sovereign.
Since 2000, a Brilliant Uncirculated gold sovereign has been issued by the Royal Mint each year, alongside a proof example. The sovereign would have been issued by the Royal Mint in either a blister pack, or a bullion tube.
Most sovereigns issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II depict Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St George and the dragon on the reverse of the coin.
M J Hughes Coins are members of the British Numismatic Trade Association – www.bnta.net. We are coin dealers based in Alton, Hampshire (Where we have a shop location). We are always interested in purchasing any coins that you may have for sale, particularly Royal Mint issues and gold coins. We are happy to make no obligation offers, and purchase from a single coin to an entire gold coin collection. You would be more than welcome to visit our shop, or we are happy to travel to you. Please get in contact with us if you would like to discuss further.