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World Gold Coin on Gold Chain (Mounted in jewelry)
World Gold Coin on Gold Chain (Mounted in jewelry)

Coin collectors are finicky, Mohja, and they shy away from any coin with the least little bit of damage. The bevel on your coin which makes it into a necklace produces such damage and, for that reason, your coin will have no value to collectors.

That does not mean your coin has no value. In fact, you have a gold sovereign or half sovereign from Great Britain. These fine looking coins are made of 0.2354 and 0.1177 troy ounces of gold respectively. At roughly $1400 US dollars per ounce these days, the value of the gold in your coin is more than 0.2354 x $900 = $330 or 0.1177 x $900 = $165. You can tell a sovereign from a half sovereign by measuring it. A sovereign measures 22 mm in diameter and a half sovereign only measures 18 mm.

Use a precious metal web site such as kitco.com to find the current value of gold. It changes every day. If you went to sell your piece to a gold dealer, he or she would charge a commission for buying it. You can also take your item to a jeweler for an in-person appraisal.

For pictures and more information on sovereigns and half sovereigns, click to this CoinQuest link.

Coin: 782
Requested by: Mohja, Fri, 24-Jul-2009 11:10:42 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 30-Sep-2013 01:51:55 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 08-May-2015 12:54:52 GMT
Requester description: 1912 I have a gold sovereign. Below the horse image is the year '1912'.The coin is in very good condition
Tags: world gold chain mounted horse jewelry worlds au goldish golden goldenen mountie mount equestrian rider pony horsehead riding horseman ride horseback horses equestres stallion pendant bevel broach neckless pendent encased necklace jewel brooch pin bracelet jeweler bezel sovereign year hole

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