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 Gilchrist Photos
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC1603?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC1602?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC1604?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC1600?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1831 William IV Bare Head London TBC1601?Image of a 1831 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1832 William IV Bare Head London TBC1702?Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1832 William IV Bare Head London TBC1700?Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1832 William IV Bare Head London TBC1701?Image of a 1832 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1833 William IV Bare Head London TBC1801?Image of a 1833 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1833 William IV Bare Head London TBC1800?Image of a 1833 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1835 William IV Bare Head London TBC1900?Image of a 1835 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1836 William IV Bare Head London TBC2001?Image of a 1836 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1836 William IV Bare Head London TBC2000?Image of a 1836 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1837 William IV Bare Head London TBC2102?Image of a 1837 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London
1837 William IV Bare Head London TBC2100?Image of a 1837 Gold Sovereign: William IV - London

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