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Great Britain Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns  1957 to Date
Great Britain Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns 1957 to Date

Modern, post-1948, gold sovereigns and half sovereigns are worth their weight in gold. A collector might pay a little above raw gold value (say $20 to $50) if the coin is perfectly, absolutely uncirculated, like the example in our picture.

SOVEREIGNS: 22 mm diameter, 0.2354 troy ounces gold
HALF SOVEREIGNS: 17 mm diameter, 0.1177 troy ounces gold

To compute the value, first find the current price of gold. Go to kitco.com to find the 'spot' price for one troy ounce. Today that is $1610 US dollars, but tomorrow it will be different. Look it up. Second, multiply the value by 0.2354 or 0.1177 for sovereigns or half sovereigns, respectively. For today, that is $1610 x 0.2354 = $379 for a sovereign.

If you want to sell your coin to a dealer, he or she will give you less than the 'spot' price. The mark-up keeps the dealership solvent.

For more information on these and a host of other gold coins, visit Chard in Lancashire, one of CoinQuest's favorite dealers in such material.

Coin: 12052 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: j, Mon, 06-Aug-2012 14:30:04 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 15-Feb-2013 04:00:24 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 26-Jul-2016 14:22:03 GMT
Requester description: 1957 1957 QUEEN ELIZABETH II FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN INSCRIPTION: QUEEN ELIZABETH ii DEI GRATIA REGINA FD
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