Part of a stunning hoard find in London, we are delighted to offer the Perth Mint's 1917P Gold Sovereign - in fresh, original Choice Uncirculated quality!
Seldom seen in this exquisite quality, this beautiful batch of 1917P Sovereigns was almost certainly shipped to Britain to satisfy international debt. The economic crisis engendered by WWI sounded the death knell for gold as genuine circulating currency, and rather than a circulation coin, the sovereign became an article of commerce. A huge if unknown number of sovereigns were melted down into gold bars.
Avoiding the fiery fate of so many of their brethren, the 1917P Sovereigns found in the London hoard are some of the finest WWI sovereigns offered by Downies. Presented in Choice Unc condition, each 1917P is set in a case with a Certificate of Authenticity.