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Best Value Gold Sovereign

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When investors buy “best value gold sovereigns”, you get “what it says on the tin”. Rather than ordering a specific gold sovereign from a certain year, leave the strain to us and we will provide the best value in sovereigns we can for your money. Physical Gold Limited is constantly scouring the market for the best buys, if you give us the flexibility of supply best value then we will deliver the best price for gold sovereigns you will be able to find.

What will buyers receive?

You will receive gold full Sovereign coins with monarch heads ranging from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth. Coins will be allocated to fill your order from our choice depending on stock levels. All Sovereigns will be pre-owned and offer the best value possible. It will appeal to those seeking tax-free gold coins at the very lowest prices. All best value Sovereigns undergo the same strict quality checks as all our coins (such as gold Britannias) and gold bars so you can rest assured all will be in good condition.

Coins will be carefully packed loose but if you’d like to further protect your coins, we offer a Gold Full Sovereign Case (Fits 10 x Coins – with dimensions of 165 x 80 x 23mm) or Sovereign coin capsules.

Sold by weight rather than numismatic value

Prices are based more on bullion weight than numismatic value, attracting to those seeking straightforward cost-effective gold investment. Investors can always find the latest price of a gold sovereign, by checking back on this website.

The obverse of the Sovereign features the various British monarchs, while the reverse will feature either the famous St George and the Dragon design, or rarer ‘shield back’ motif.

Here are “5 Reasons to buy gold sovereigns”, in this Physical Gold Ltd YouTube video.

Which Sovereign heads are there?

As an investment company, we focus on Sovereigns issued from the Victorian era (1871) up to the current Elizabeth era.

Queen Victoria gold sovereigns

Three heads exist under the long Queen Victoria reign. The oldest and most valuable version is the Young Head Victoria, representing the monarch as an exciting fresh-faced new Queen. The second head is known as the Jubilee head, being minted in the middle of her reign between 1887 and 1893. The final Victoria Sovereign variety is known as the Old Head, reflecting the prime of her reign and most memorable achievements.

Edwardian gold sovereigns

Alternatively, Best value Sovereigns could be from the Edwardian era between 1901-1910. Perhaps due to his short reign, the Edward VII Sovereigns are highly sought after due to only a decade of minting, in stark contrast to Victoria’s record rule.

Georgian gold sovereigns

Following from Edward, the Sovereign featured the portrait of King George V, with mintage between 1911 and 1932, wrapping either side of the Great War.

Elizabethan gold sovereigns

Finally, our current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has now usurped the record supremacy of Victoria, which is reflected with 5 different versions of her portrait:

  • 1957 to 1968 – Young head
  • 1974 to 1984 – Decimal portrait sovereigns
  • 1985 to 1997 – Third head
  • 1998 to 2015 – Fourth head sovereigns
  • 2016 to date – Fifth head sovereigns

Coins are unlikely to be the current year of issue but may well be as new as a year or two old. The general rule of thumb is the older the Sovereign, the higher its value. That’s because each Sovereign contains the same intrinsic pure gold content of 7.32g, but then also comprises an additional value based on scarcity, history and desirability. Therefore, not only is the gold sovereign price of these coins cheaper than brand new Sovereigns, but they’re generally worth more too!

Our Expert Opinion

Most often than not, these coins will be nearly new or dated within the past 10 years. Providing the same value as buying a nearly new car. However, you can get lucky and receive older more valuable coins at the same great gold sovereign price, giving you amazing value and a piece of history. Our attractively priced best value gold sovereign coins are an effective and intelligent way of growing your gold stock portfolio.

Are these coins a good buy for collectors?

For collectors, it may not provide the power to choose exactly which coins you’ll receive, but it can be an exciting way of adding to your collection with the knowledge that you may indeed receive a far older coin than money should afford, at much lower rates than you could buy that coin individually. This is a way of maximising your gold sovereign value for money.

If you do wish to handpick exactly which coins you’ll receive, you can shop for each coin type in our collectable coins section.

Tax benefits of buying best price gold sovereigns

For those focusing on investing in tax-free gold coins in the UK, the Best Value Sovereigns really do represent an excellent choice. If you’re not looking to put together a collection of the various Sovereign heads and just want as much tax-free gold for your money as possible, then this is the right choice. Each coin is not only VAT-exempt but due to its legal tender status, any profits also remain Capital Gains Tax-free.

The best gold sovereign prices when you buy through Physical Gold Limited

If you are seeking to buy the best price gold Sovereigns then this is the right page and where you will find the best gold sovereign value for money. When you buy our best value sovereign gold coins, we will ensure you pay the best price for gold sovereigns from amongst our large selection – across all eras. It’s easy to check the price of a gold sovereign by visiting our individual pages – these are updated real-time as gold prices change.

Always remember, unlike other gold dealers we also offer buyback – at any point in the future you can sell your gold sovereigns to us at the prevailing rates when you sell. Physical Gold can be contacted on 020 7060 9992, or by email.

Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.

Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.

Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.

You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.

In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.

For more details please see section 4 of our Terms & Conditions and our Delivery & Storage page.

If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.

All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.

Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.

Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.

A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.