King George IV Gold Sovereigns (1820-1830)
This exquisite gold sovereign holds a special place in numismatic history, having been produced between 1820 and 1830 in two distinct styles. The first five years of production (1820-1825) featured the renowned "Laureate head" effigy of King George IV, masterfully designed by the legendary Benedetto Pistrucci. The reverse of the coin also showcased Pistrucci's exceptional talent, depicting the iconic St George and the dragon. they were one of the first coins fully designed by Benedetto Pistrucci
In 1825, a significant change was made to the design of King George IV sovereigns, with the introduction of William Wyon's "bare head" effigy. This updated design was paired with a crowned ornate shield of royal arms, artfully crafted by Jean Baptist Merlen. The "bare head" sovereigns, like the ones featured below, are the scarer kind, the "bare head" sovereigns make a great addition for anyone looking to add a scarce sovereign to their collection!