William IV

The first William IV gold Sovereign design features a portrait of the King bareheaded, with the hair under focus it is finely engraved. The prominent legend on the edges of the coin reads "GULIELMUS IIII D:G:BRITANNIAR:REX F:D" and "Anno 1837". The border teeth are also taller and finer than the second design.

In contrast, the design of the second bust features more coarse hair. George’s bust also faces the second I in Britanniar as opposed to the second N with the first Sovereign design. The majority of gold Sovereigns under King William IV's rule were the second variant.

Date
Mint
Date Monarch Head type Mint Scarcity Reference Gilchrist Photos
1830 George IV Bare Head London TBC 1830L-G2C2 1502?Image of a 1830 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1830 George IV Bare Head London TBC 1830L-G2P1 1501?Image of a 1830 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1831L-W1C2 1601?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1831L-W1C3 1604?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1831L-W1P2 1603?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1831L-W1C1 1600?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1831L-W1P1 1602?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1832 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1832L-W1P1 1702?Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1832 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1832L-W1C1 1700?Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1832 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1832L-W1C2 1701?Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1833 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1833L-W1C1 1800?Image of a 1833 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1833 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1833 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1833L-W1P1 1801?Image of a 1833 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1835 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1835L-W1C1 1900?Image of a 1835 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1835 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1836 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1836L-W1C1 2000?Image of a 1836 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1836 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1836 William IV Bare Head London TBC 1836L-W1C2 2001?Image of a 1836 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
Image of a 1836 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London

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