• Original Sovereigns from the start and end of WWI – 1914 and 1918
• Struck from 22 Carat Gold to the same specification as today’s Sovereigns
• Used by allied troops as bargaining tools if captured and rumoured to be used by Lawrence of Arabia to sway Arab tribes to join the Allied fight
• Limited numbers available
Why I recommend the First World War Sovereign Pair…
Sovereigns issued during the First World War are significant to collectors and none more so than the 1914 and 1918 issues, representing the beginning and end of the Great War.
They would have been struck in branch mints across the British Empire and used by soldiers stationed around the world as a bargaining tool if they were captured.
Sovereigns were also believed to be used by Lawrence of Arabia to sway local tribes to join the Allied fight and were used as a reward for Arabs who returned any downed allied airmen to safety.
The war impacted on the Sovereign – eventually being removed from circulation and replaced by bank notes, but it was still struck throughout WWI, mostly in overseas branch mints. The 1918 Sovereign was ONLY struck overseas.
As a pair of Sovereigns, it’s hard to find more historically significant issues than those of 1914 and 1918. They represent a vitally important part of history, making them a must for any collector.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
The WWI Centenary Sovereign Pair
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- Both coins
- Diameter: 22.05mm
- Weight: 7.98g
- Metal: 22 Carat Gold
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Issued: 1914 & 1918
- Obverse: King George V
- Reverse: St George and Dragon