The very first Sovereign of Her Majesty’s reign – The 1957 Gold Sovere
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The very first Sovereign of Her Majesty’s reign – The 1957 Gold Sovereign


The very first Sovereign of Her Majesty’s reign – The 1957 Gold Sovereign

• The very first Sovereign of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign

• Carries a unique design quirk, being the only QEII Sovereign to have 168 ridges on the rim

• Features the Gillick portrait of Her Majesty – the only portrait depicting the Queen without a crown or diadem

• Strictly limited numbers available

Why I recommend the Queen Elizabeth II 1957 Gold Sovereign…

There have been many significant Sovereigns during her record-breaking reign that could lay claim to being the most important QEII Sovereign, but there’s only one first…

As well as being the first of Her Majesty’s reign, the 1957 Sovereign also has a design quirk that NO OTHER Sovereign features. The finely milled edge has 168 grains (ridges), whereas all other Queen Elizabeth II Sovereigns have just 108 grains.

Couple this with the significance of Her Majesty’s first ever Sovereign and you have one of the most important British coins ever issued.

Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant


UK 1957 Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign

Price £695.00 (+ £7.99 p&p)
Application Ref: 185 V912 3
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Price £695.00 (+ £7.99 p&p)


  • Year of Issue: 1957
  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Metal: 22 Carat Gold
  • Diameter: 22.05mm
  • Weight: 7.98g
  • Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick
  • Reverse: St George & the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
CPM does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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