George IV went outside of the normal Royal Mint process and insisted that a new, more flattering portrait was commissioned and therefore his Sovereigns have two different portraits – the Laureate and Bare Head, causing much conflict between the designer of his Laureate portrait, the fiery Benedetto Pistrucci, and William Wyon.

*Please note that the image is for illustration purposes. The coin you receive may differ but will be of Fine condition.


Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer William Wyon
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Year 1825-30
Pure Metal Type Gold
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