Selling Gold Coins

Here at Gold Smart we buy gold on a regular basis and, because of that, we have ample opportunities to see a very wide range of interesting, unusual and beautiful coins from all over the world.

For example, we purchased Gold Sovereigns from the United Kingdom, Krugerrands from South Africa, Gold Francs from France, and Marks from Germany. We had the delight of purchasing Gold Kroners from Denmark as well as Guldens from the Netherlands and Roubles from mother Russia. Have you ever seen a Ducat from Austria? We have!

When talking about gold money, historically there has not been a special premium that’s been put on gold  that is rare, older or in “mint” condition.

If you’re keen on importing or exporting gold coins from other countries, you need to be very careful not to be caught due to GST and duty charges. The fact is however that the price of gold in New Zealand compares very favourably with many overseas dealers.

If you look below to find many examples of historic gold coins that Gold Smart has purchased in the past.

British Sovereign Gold Coin Value

In the United Kingdom the British gold sovereign coin has a nominal value of 1 pound sterling. It was named after the English gold sovereign which was last minted in 1604. In 1816 however they began making it again in what was called the Great Recoinage. By 1817 they were minting new gold sovereigns with abandon and at the time the gold content was fixed at 113 grains or 7.322 g, which was equal to 0.2354 Troy ounces. That exact same weight is still the same today.

The sovereigns were not just minted in the United Kingdom but also in Australia, India, Canada and South Africa on occasion as well. In the United Kingdom they were minted from 1817 to 1917 as well as 1925 and then from 1957 until present day.

If you have gold sovereigns in your collection that you’re looking to sell, including full sovereigns, half sovereigns and proof sovereigns, the best place to do it is with Gold Smart because we give the best prices in all of New Zealand and the very best service as well.

By the way, only the sovereign and half sovereign coins were actually minted with the intent of circulating them.

20 Frank – Leopold II, Belgium
.900 fine gold

Sovereign Gold – Victoria, Edward VII and George V, Great Britain
.916 fine gold

20 Kroner – Christian IX, Denmark
.916 fine gold

20 Francs – Napoleon III, Angel, Rooster, France
.900 fine gold

20 Mark – Wilhelm II, Germany
.900 fine gold

20 Korona – Franz Joseph, Hungary
.900 fine gold

20 Lire – Umberto I, Italy
.900 fine gold

10 Gulden – Willem III, Wilhelmina, Netherlands
.900 fine gold

10 Roubles – Nicholas II, Russia
.900 fine gold

20 Kronor – Oscar II, Sweden
.900 fine gold

20 Francs, Switzerland
.900 fine gold

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