In 1816, at the height of its empire, the British Royal Mint introduced the British Sovereign gold bullion coin. This coin quickly became one of the most commonly accepted currencies throughout the world. Having received the royal seal of approval, the nickel-sized coin’s “Sovereign” name was influenced by the obverse design showcasing a bust of the reigning king or queen. The reverse side depicts Saint George slaying the dragon. The British Sovereign’s instant liquidity worldwide increases the present value of this famous 22k coin.