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1817 George III Gold Sovereigns

The 1817 sovereign of George III has a laureate head, with St. George & dragon reverse inside an inscribed garter.
It is the first date of George III Sovereign, which makes it also the very first of the "modern" Sovereigns. Previously, gold coins called 'Sovereigns' had been minted on and off between 1489-1604, whereupon James I (VI) changed the name of the 20/- gold piece to a 'Unite'. The reform coinage Sovereign of 1817 onwards was issued as a normal circulation type coin, and also as a proof.

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

The garter inscription on the St. George and the Dragon reverse reads "Honi soit qui mal y pense", which is French for "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it".

This is the motto of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in the UK. Find out more about coin inscriptions here.

Gold Sovereigns - George III
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
DateGradeStockPrice £Price $
1817gFair (solder marks)Yes£425$650
1817aFine (scratches)Yes£495$785
1817FineSold£550$850
1817VFSold£1,095$1,725
1817aEFSold £1,975$3,125

Type Coins
If you are not looking for a particular date, but want a nice example of this type of sovereign, you can order a "type coin". Just look at our list of dates, grades and prices. Select the price you wish to pay, and we will send you the best grade coin we have available for that price, with our choice of date.


Guarantee
All our coins are guaranteed genuine, and we try to grade reasonably conservatively. For customers ordering by post, we want you to be delighted when you receive your coin. We thrive on repeat business and recommendation.



Victoria Shield Victoria Young Head St. George Victoria Jubilee Click to go to our Victoria Old Head Sovereigns For Sale page Edward VII George V Elizabeth II

Obverse of 1817 George III Sovereign
Obverse of 1817 George III Sovereign

George III

Reverse of 1817 George III Sovereign featuring the edge inscription honi soit qui mal y pense
Reverse of 1817 George III Sovereign featuring the inscription "honi soit qui mal y pense"

Obverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - Good EF
Obverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - Good EF

George III

Reverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - Good EF featuring the edge inscription honi soit qui mal y pense
Reverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - Good EF

Obverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - aFine
Obverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - aFine

George III

Reverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - aFine featuring the edge inscription honi soit qui mal y pense
Reverse of 1817 George III Sovereign - aFine

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