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Home - Sovereigns - Queen Elizabeth II - 1967 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Full Sovereign

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    • - Struck in 22ct gold

    • - Weight: 7.98g / Diameter: 22.05mm

    • - Obverse by Mary Gillick

    • - Featuring Reverse design of St George & the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci

    • - Mintage: 5,000,000

    • - Die Axis: ↑ / ↑

    • - Presentation case available

The very first sovereigns struck of Queen Elizabeth’s reign were dated 1953 and only a very few were struck in proof form, no currency type coins exist and the proof itself is only held in national collections so it is not one which is expected to come to the market place. I mention this very special coin as its portrait design by Mary Gillick remained exactly the same for the first year of the currency type issue in 1957 but due to changes in the Commonwealth the words BRITT.OMN had been removed from the obverse. So by the time the public got their first look at the sovereign we were already on the 2nd bust.

Mary Gillick’s second portrait design also known as the pre-decimal head sovereign was produced from 1957-1959 and 1962-1968, 1960-61 do not exist. The 1957 has a finer edge milling often referred to as graining and to simplify means that it has more milling then 1958 onwards.

Major events of 1967

1 January – England's 1966 World Cup winning manager Alf Ramsey received a knighthood and Captain Bobby Moore received an OBE in the New Year Honours.

4 January – Racing driver and motorboat racer Donald Campbell was killed in a crash on Coniston Water in the Lake District while attempting to break his own speed record.

15 January – The United Kingdom entered the first round of negotiations for European Economic Community membership in Rome; on 16 January Italy announced support for the UK's EEC membership.

18 March – Torrey Canyon oil spill: The supertanker SS Torrey Canyon ran aground between Land's End and the Scilly Isles.

1967 Grand National won by 100-1 outsider Foinavon.

25 May – Shadow Cabinet Conservative MP Enoch Powell described Britain as the "sick man of Europe" in his latest verbal attack on the Labour government.

28 May – Sir Francis Chichester arrived in Plymouth after completing his single-handed sailing voyage around the world in his yacht, Gipsy Moth IV, in nine months and one day.

27 June – The first automatic cash machine (voucher-based) was installed in the office of Barclays Bank in Enfield.

July – The first scheduled colour television broadcasts from six transmitters covering the main population centres in England began on BBC2.

28 July – The British steel industry was nationalised.

17 August – Jimmy Hill, manager of the Coventry City team who have been promoted to the Football League First Division for the first time in their history, announced that he is leaving management to concentrate on a television career.

20 September – The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (the QE2) was launched at Clydebank by Queen Elizabeth II, using the same pair of gold scissors used by her mother and grandmother to launch the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary respectively.

27 September – The RMS Queen Mary arrived in Southampton at the end of her last transatlantic crossing.

5 October – A court in Brighton was the first in England and Wales to decide a case by majority verdict (10 to 2) of the jury.[5]

11 December – The Concorde supersonic aircraft was unveiled in Toulouse, France.

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