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Double Sovereigns / £2 Gold Coins

3 April 2020

PLEASE NOTE that we ONLY sell gold that we PHYSICALLY have in stock. Our position is changing all the time, so you will need to call us for up-to-date availability. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer wholesale deals to the trade - strictly retail only. We have Krugerrands and Sovereigns available for immediate delivery.

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In-line with UK Government instruction, our counter service is now CLOSED until further notice. If you have recently purchased bullion from us, we will be in-touch to offer you the option of UK vaulted storage until such time you're able to collect it, or shipping to you via Special Delivery. Please DO NOT try to collect it.

If you are selling scrap gold, silver or gold bullion, our postal service remains operational for sales of standard scrap, bullion and coins. We are unable to offer a 'melt & assay' service until further notice. Advice from Public Health England confirms that Coronavirus does not survive for long on parcels and packaging, therefore our online service will continue to operate. We can also confirm that Royal Mail has extensive contingency planning in place to ensure their delivery network remains operational. You can read their statement here.

Purity Weight (g) Fineness Min. Gold Content (g) Price £
Double Sovereign / £2 15.98 .9166 14.647 602.50

Double SovereignFirst minted during the reign of King Henry VII in the year 1485, the Double Sovereign probably was not intended for general circulation. In actuality, the size and weight of this coin rendered it effectively useless for common trade. It is far more likely that the coins were actually created for presentations. It has even been rumored that the intention of the coin makers was to create a triple weight, or treble, Sovereign.

While there are several design variations for the modern day £2 Double Sovereign, the most commonly found coin design has its roots embedded deeply in the past. In existence since 1820, the front face of the Modern £2 coin / Double Sovereign bears the same design of the Sovereign coins and the reverse side of the coin being marked with Benedetto Pistrucci's version of Saint George slaying the dragon.

While the £2 Double Sovereign is a beautiful coin, it was quite large and heavy for a currency coin. This has made the Double Sovereign a popular choice among investors and coin collectors but it has greatly deterred its usage as a common coin for use in trade.

£2 Double Sovereigns have a diameter of 28.4 millimeters and a weight of 15.98 grams. They are crafted from 22 carat gold and the actual gold content on the coin is 0.4707 troy ounces.

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