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Gold -0.07%
£1,835.71 oz
Silver 0.30%
£23.83 oz
Platinum 0.13%
£818.17 oz
Gold -0.07%
£1,835.71 oz
Silver 0.30%
£23.83 oz
Platinum 0.13%
£23.83 oz

1831 - 1837 Sovereigns

William IV Sovereigns


King William IV reigned for seven years. He assumed the throne in 1830 with the first William VI Gold Sovereign issued on his coronation year, 1831. The value of a 1831 Gold Sovereign is well in excess of its own weight in Gold. Auronum offers live prices below that change with the Gold spot price and show what a 1831 Gold Sovereign is worth
King William IV was the only British monarch to use the crowned shield of the Royal Arms on all his Sovereign coins, none featured the famous George and Dragon which is one reason why William IV sovereigns are highly desired and trade at a large premium.A total of 9,171,000 full sovereigns and 1,079,500 half sovereigns were struck featuring William IV

1831 Gold Sovereign

William IV Mintages

The 1831 Sovereign is the first to feature William IV and has the lowest recorded mintage. Just 599,000 coins were struck this year

This was followed by the 1832 coin which had the largest mintage under King William’s reign, set at 3,737,000

1837 was the final year of the William IV Sovereigns which has an official mintage of 1,173,000 coins


A double sovereign proof was also produced in 1831. The exact mintage is disputed but believed to be 225, these double Sovereign proof coins are extremely valuable with only very wealthy collectors able to obtain one for their collection

William IV was a popular King with reports suggesting it was his custom to mingle with normal people in public places. Even his coronation was a low-key event compared to other British Monarchs. William IV is also known as being the monarch that oversaw the abolition of slavery

William ms62 sovereign

Historic Sovereigns

Shield Back Sovereigns

As was the custom at the time, William IV elected for his Sovereigns to present a Royal Arms shield. It was not until the Victorian era that Sovereigns with George and the dragon became popular again


William IV featured on half Sovereign coins but these had a much lower mintage compared to the full Sovereign. A total of 1,213,300 half Sovereigns were struck during William IV’s reign, it is unclear how many pieces stood the test of time

A double sovereign proof was also produced in 1831. The exact mintage is disputed but believed to be 225, these double Sovereign proof coins are extremely valuable with only very wealthy collectors able to obtain one for their collection

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