Gold Sovereigns

1826 Royal Mint Proof

22 Carat Gold

Pistrucci had been tempermental, Wyon and Merlen did the job and it looks great !
Pretty proud of this one...

1826 Royal Mint George IV Proof Sovereign Reverse

1826 Royal Mint George IV Proof Sovereign Obverse
Mintage
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Pistrucci refused to copy another artist's work, George cracked the shits, replaced but didn't sack him. Wyon copied the Chantry Bust and Merlen, hired as Pistrucci's assistant, designed the reverse.
This coin is awe inspiring in the hand, my feeble photography skills cannot display the beauty of this coin.


Specifications


Sources

Composition: 91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper
Gold Content: 0.2354 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 7.9881 grams
Size: 21.5 mm
Reverse: Jean Baptiste Merlen
Obverse: William Wyon
Chard Gold Sovereigns Everywhere

The Sovereign
Daniel Fearon & Brian Reeds
2001
Hilden Publications
17 Windmill Drive
Croxley Green, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Token Publishing

The Gold Sovereign
Golden Jubilee Edition

Michael A Marsh
2002
25A St Neots Rd
Hardwick
Cambrigeshire CB3 7QH
United Kingdom


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