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British Royal Mint Publishes A History of the Sovereign: Chief Coin of the World

British Royal Mint Publishes A History of the Sovereign: Chief Coin of the World

“A sovereign if the lid comes off in a minute!

– The Adventure of Lady Frances Carfax (LADY)

SOVBOOK

Many Sherlockians covet a gold sovereign for their collections of Sherlockiana.  Our group, The Fourth Garrideb, used the design of a gold sovereign as the reverse of our first club medal. The British Royal Mint has just published an authoritative book on this coin – A History of the Sovereign: Chief Coin of the World.

From the British Royal Mint’s press release:

In his new book ‘A History of the Sovereign: Chief Coin of the World ‘, Dr Kevin Clancy, Director of The Royal Mint Museum and leading expert on British coinage, recalls the history, manufacture and design of The Royal Mint’s flagship coin. Dr Clancy brings the story of The Sovereign to life in his authoritative book, and offers a fresh perspective on the rich 500-year history of this remarkable gold coin.

Accompanied by a wealth of images, this book offers a fascinating account of the history of The Sovereign and its role in trade, politics and the spread of Britain’s influence throughout the world. Offering an insight into how The Sovereign was used, the book explores the role of money in people’s lives and its place in British culture. ‘A History of the Sovereign: Chief Coin of the World‘ is available now for just £25.

For those interested in purchasing this volume, it can be obtained at the British Royal Mint by clicking HERE.

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