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1914 To 1918 Gold Sovereigns

 
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Hi I have a ww1 boxed set of gold sovereigns 1914 to 1918 all as new condition with proof certified receipt ect in separate clear cases ,I know nothing about coins ? Are these actually worth anything to anyone ?
1914 ...royal mint London
1915..1917....London
1918...Bombay India
As I say I know nothing about coins any help would be much appreciated many thanks
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pictures would help
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The 1917 London is a rarity, and if authentic (and that's a BIG "if") would be worth thousands.

Pictures are required to assess.
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I would be suspicious...

1914-1916 London and 1918 Bombay are valued at bullion (just under 1/4 oz of gold) unless they are pristine however the 1917 London Sovereign is quite rare as most were melted down. 1917 Sovereigns are rated in the thousands of pounds in just about any condition.

Pictures will definitely help but check to see if there is a mint mark on the ground below the horse's hoof and above the date. If there is a mint mark, it is not from the London mint. C= Ottawa, Canada, I = Bombay, India, SA = Pretoria, South Africa and S=Sydney, M=Melbourne, P=Perth all from Australia.
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to the CCF!

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hi sorry for bad pics ile try and get some better ones later ,,thanks for the welcome ,,,ive had a look at some the 1917 coin cant see a mint mark so ? there was a reciept from bradford exchange in the uk for 5 k in bottom of box ?
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so I'm a bit lost as to wot to do with these to be honest as I know totaly zero about coins .... just wonderd if these where worth anything to the coin community so to speak .. thanks for the comments tho guys
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many thanks
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had a closer look at 2017 one and appears to have a c mint mark ....canada .....i believe ...
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Not London as stated originally?
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Larger photos would help.
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had a closer look at 2017 one and appears to have a c mint mark ....canada .....i believe ...


1917... not 2017

The Canadian 1917 Sovereign is not rare but like most Canadian Sovereigns carry a nice premium in the higher grades. Canada's contribution to Benedetto Pistrucci's masterpiece ran from 1908 through 1919. All carried the "C" mintmark but were correctly alloyed (22K 91.7% gold/8.3%copper) and the correct size & weight. Unlike the Australian mints, the Canadian mint in Ottawa never minted half sovereigns.

The most common is the 1911 with just over a quarter million minted whereas the 1908 only had 636 minted, in specimen quality. Where the 1917 London Sovereign is rare, the 1916 Canadian Sovereign is extremely rare. Although just over 6,000 were minted, there are only around 50 known (source: Charlton). There are rumours and theories regarding their whereabouts including being lost at sea in 1916 during a transfer to the UK during World War I or like the 1916 London mintage, left in the back corner of a bank vault awaiting some future exposure to the light of day. Whatever the reason, the 1916 Canadian Sovereign will set you back thousands of Dollars/Pounds, even in a low grade.

Of interest, the Canadian mint just released a pair of proof homage NCLT to the 1908 Sovereign noting the 110th anniversary of the initial release. A coin with the face value of $20 which is a gold plated silver ounce and a $200 face value gold ounce. Neither of which are authentic in size, alloy, weight but do have both the George & the Dragon Reverse and Edward VII on the obverse. Of course The Royal Mint releases both proof and uncirculated versions of the "real" thing annually these days.
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