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New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY
New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY

Many significant events took place in 1858

  • Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution by natural selection
  • A gold rush began in the Fraser River area of British Columbia, Canada. Thousands of prospectors rushed to the region in search of gold, leading to the establishment of new settlements and the growth of the local economy.
  • The first transatlantic telegram was sent by Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan, marking the beginning of a new era in worldwide communication

In that year, only 803,234 Sovereign were stuck by The Royal Mint in London, that’s almost 3.7 million less than were struck in the previous year, as there were 4,495,748 Sovereigns struck in London in 1857.

That makes the 1858 London Sovereign the 11th lowest mintage circulated Sovereign ever struck in London.

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Jean Baptise Merlen
Specification Value
Obverse Designer William Wyon
Quality Circulating
Year 1858
Pure Metal Type Gold
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