Collectable and Rare Graded Gold Sovereigns
Unlike today’s currency, the value of old and rare or commemorative coins tends to increase with time. This is why buying gold sovereigns is a smart choice for investors - not only do they provide investment value but also historic appeal!
Gold Sovereigns have a rich history dating back over 500 years, to the Tudor reign of King Henry VII. The modern Sovereign design, which features St. George slaying a dragon on the reverse and the reigning monarch on the obverse, was first introduced in 1817 during the reign of King George III. These coins were initially minted as currency and quickly became one of the most widely distributed gold coins globally, particularly during the reign of Queen Victoria when Great Britain was at the height of its economic and political power.
While the Royal Mint in London was the original mint for Gold Sovereigns, they were also minted in various other countries, including India, South Africa, Canada, and Australia. In Australia, Gold Sovereigns were produced as currency between 1855 and 1931, during which time mints in Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne issued almost 200 different types of Sovereigns featuring different monarchs, reverses, years, and mints. After Australia also went off the Gold Standard, these coins were no longer minted for circulation and became popular among collectors and investors.
Today, Australian Gold Sovereigns are highly sought-after for their rarity and historical significance. In addition to their bullion value, which is based on the current market price of gold, their market value can also be influenced by factors such as their rarity, condition, and historical significance. In many cases, collectors and investors are willing to pay a premium for a Gold Sovereign that has unique characteristics or is in exceptional condition.
Kurt Jaggard Coins (KJC) Establishment & Notable Achievements:
- In 1995, Kurt Jaggard Co (KJC) Coins Australia Pty Ltd was founded by Kurt & Nathalie Jaggard
- In 1998, KJC secured an exclusive agency agreement with the French Mint during the 1998 World Cup, demonstrating our commitment to international partnerships and prestigious events.
- In 1999, KJC proudly assumed the role as the exclusive official supplier of the complete Gold Sovereign collections (1899-1931) for the momentous Perth Mint Centenary celebrations. Every coin was meticulously sourced, authenticated, and personally graded by Kurt Jaggard, highlighting our renowned reputation and dedication to Numismatic excellence.
- Leading up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000, KJC secured nationwide contracted with Thomas Cook Limited
- In 2006, KJC’s public auction division, KJC Monetary Auctions, achieved a groundbreaking sale by setting the world record with the sale of a 1920 Sydney Gold Sovereign, which realised a $582,500. Our commitment to the rare coin market’s growth and prestige is evident in this achievement.
Why choose KJC for Numismatic Coins?
- Kurt Jaggard is a renowned figure in the global Numismatic community, particularly celebrated for his expertise in the Australia Gold Sovereign series. His name carries significant recognition and is frequently cited in the sale of rare coins at leading auctions worldwide.
- Kurt Jaggards’ extensive experience extends not only to the establishment of KJC Coins Australia Pty Ltd in 1995, but also to his prior role as Managing Director and co-owner of Jaggards, a legacy coin dealership established in 1963 by his parents. Jaggards has since changed hands and is now operated by individuals unrelated to the Jaggards family’s legacy, history or expertise.
- Kurt Jaggard’s involvement, both direct and indirect, spans the majority of the world’s leading and highest-quality Australian Gold Sovereign Collections. Notable collections include the Duoro Cargo hoard, Sharps Pixley Collection, Robert Jaggard Collection among numerous others. Additionally, Kurt Jaggard has amassed a selection of the finest-known Queen Victoria Australian Gold Sovereigns. His extensive International experience and connections around the world have enabled him to assist collectors in sourcing rare pieces and completing Australian Gold Sovereign sets, both directly and indirectly with suppliers and personal collectors.
- KJC Coins Australia Pty Ltd remains a family-run, multi-generational company. Kurt and Nathalie Jaggard continue to lead the company, and their daughter, Remie Jaggard, holds the position of Business Manager for day-to-day operations. This continuity ensures that our name, vast experience, and exceptional international reputation persist for the benefit of our valued clientele.