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Recent History – Gold Bullion

Following the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th 2022 we have seen a vast number of enquiries regarding the changing of portraits on gold bullion coins such as the 1oz Gold Britannia and Gold Sovereign and when we might see the first King Charles III gold bullion coins released.

The historic reign of Elizabeth II has empowered recognition for British coinage, and for many of us, the Queen is the only person we have seen featured on the coins and notes we carry with us each day, the only monarch to grace the majority of the bullion coins we have invested in. There have been five official portraits of Her Majesty used on UK coins over the years, with the most recent one introduced in 2015.

The Gold Sovereign is a wonderful memorial piece containing 7.98g of 22ct gold. The gold sovereign is also one of the most popular bullion coins and dates back to 1489, when king Henry VII ordered his Royal Mint to produce a new money of gold. The growth of the sovereign has since seen the coin establish itself as currency and grow into a cultivated bullion collectors coin.

When will King Charles III Gold Bullion coins be released?

The Royal Mint have confirmed that the new release Bullion Sovereign and Bullion Britannia 1oz Gold Coins will be released in 2023 featuring the effigy of King Charles III. These will be available to order in the New Year with expected delivery no earlier than January.

The Royal Mint have confirmed that the 2023 Britannia coins will feature Elizabeth II for the remainder of 2022 and shall then switch to the portrait of King Charles III in the new year. This would also suggest that the 2023 Sovereign, typically released in January will also feature the new King Charles III portrait, by renowned artist Martin Jennings, known for his prestigious bronze sculptures.

How can I order the new King Charles III Gold coins?

You are able to order online via our website or over the phone, dependant on holding a registered account with Hatton Garden Metals. Payments can be made using your Credit/Debit card through our website, or via Bank Transfer. Alternatively, you may choose to visit our London showroom and purchase your items in-person, though we highly recommend placing your order online to ensure that you have reserved your stock before visiting our store.

You are also able to sign up to be notified when in stock and to be the first to know when the 2023 coins are released, we shall contact you as soon as the stock becomes available for pre order and purchasing.

Historical Sovereigns

Select coins may take on additional collectable value, such as the gold sovereigns dated 2002, 2005, 2012 and 2022, marking key dates within our fallen monarch Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reign. Celebrating 50 years in reign, her Golden jubilee, Diamond jubilee and Platinum jubilee, these coins have become extremely sought after and gained value beyond their fine gold content.

Capital Gains Tax status of British Bullion

Sovereign Coins along with The Britannia Coins maintain their legal tender status in the UK making these coins Capital Gains Tax Exempt and TAX Free.

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