The collector’s value of a gold sovereign varies depending on the year and condition of the coin and on the grams of gold it contains. At the very least, a sovereign is worth whatever the current price of gold is. A mint-condition gold sovereign contains a gold content of 0.2354 ounces or 7.322 grams, but calculating the gold price does not take into account the historic value.Know More
The British sovereign gold coin is a 22-karat gold bullion coin; therefore a sovereign is approximately 1/4 ounce of pure gold. The British sovereign coin bears no value as official currency. Since its inception, a half sovereign has also been issued, and this coin contains one-half the gold content of the full gold sovereign.
The British sovereign was first produced in 1489 England, as ordered by King Henry the VII. Gold sovereigns were produced in Great Britain until 1914 but were discontinued when they abandoned the gold standard. The production of gold sovereign coins continued for a while longer in Australia, India and a few other countries closely associated with England, finally stopping in 1932, when the last coin was minted in Pretoria, South Africa. Production resumed again in 1957, continuing still to this date. More than 1 billion gold sovereign coins have been minted.Learn more about Coins & Currency
A sovereign is nominally valued at ?1. However, the intrinsic value of the coin is higher, depending on the price of gold on the commodities market.Full Answer >
Like most other collectibles, the value of a Napoleon emperor gold-plated coin varies greatly depending on the particular market and the condition of the coin. As of 2014, these coins are valued at anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of dollars.Full Answer >
The original British Gold Sovereigns contained 240 grams of 23-carat gold. In the time of King Henry VIII, the purity was dropped to 22-carat gold, which is now the standard for gold coins in the United Kingdom as well as in the United States.Full Answer >
The British 50 pence coin from 1969 is worth between U.S. $1.50 and $5.00 depending its condition. Over 188 million of the coins were minted, so they are not particularly rare. The copper and nickel of which the coin is made also have little intrinsic value.Full Answer >