In 1927 many significant events took place that would shape the modern world as we know it.

  • Cardiff City FC become the first, and to this day, only team outside of England to win the FA Cup.
  • Legendary star of the James Bond films, Roger Moore, is born in Stockwell, London.
  • The first transatlantic nonstop and solo flight takes place when Charles Lindbergh's plane 'The Spirit of St. Louis' flies from New York to Paris.
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is founded as a public service broadcaster, adopting a coat of arms with the motto 'Nation shall speak peace unto nation'.

Perhaps the most significant event was the changing of how we officially referred to our country. The UK as we know it today has been referred to as many differing names through the years. With the Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain was formed, then in 1801, the parliament of Britain and Ireland passed a new Act of Union, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Then in 1927 with the formation of the Republic of Ireland the title of our country changed to how we refer to it to this very day, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The 1927 Sovereign can be referenced as the first Sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
Quality Circulating
Year 1927
Pure Metal Type Gold
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