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A model of mass-produced accuracy that circulated throughout the British Empire, not even The Sovereign could escape the devastating impact of the First World War. Handed into the government to help fund the war effort or melted down by profiteers, gold coins disappeared from circulation never to return. Reflecting on these era-defining events, we present this two-coin set containing Sovereigns dated 1914 and 1918. Together, they mark the start and end of a conflict that affected every part of society and changed the United Kingdom forever.

The Royal Mint and The First World War

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Year 1918
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1914 Sovereign

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.980g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
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Obverse Designer Bertram MacKennal
Quality Circulating
Year 1914
Pure Metal Type Gold
Condition Minimum of Very Fine

1918 Sovereign

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.980g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Bertram MacKennal
Quality Circulating
Year 1918
Pure Metal Type Gold
Condition Minimum of Very Fine
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