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    gold coins, collectible coins, british sovereigns, bullion sovereign, proof sovereign
  1. Commissioned by the Royal Mint for her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, this Sovereign illustrates a fresh look on the classic St. George & the Dragon displayed on the reverse of a large number of British Sovereigns.British sculptor Paul Day had the winning design which was chosen by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee.‘I have chosen to opt for a Romantic version of the St George and the dragon theme - a medieval knight of Arthurian legend rather than a classical hero. I have given the dragon a more threatening attitude and size, so that it represents a real menace and not a weak foe.‘I have always been attracted to detail which requires a closer look to be unpicked and fully understood. I have deliberately left very little empty space. This is to make the reverse as engaging as possible and in complete contrast to the obverse.’One thing that can’t be ignored is how fast the 2012 Proof Sovereign completely sold out and that now can only be purchased for a higher price than its issue less that 10 months ago.This is now the Fourth time that the reverse of a Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign has been changed, 1989 500th Anniversary of the first ever fine Sovereign, 2002 Golden Jubilee Sovereign, and of course the2005 “Art Deco” Sovereign based on the Rocking Horse Design.I personally don't think of it as the best design. What are your thoughts?
  2. Hello to the Forum. I am strarting out here as well as in the company. We deal with gold coins and part of my job is to photograph coins for the website and catalogue. I am using Nikon with 100mm Tamron prime lens and whitebox with two light sources. I think the main concern for now is to position the light in such way to highlight fine details and get that lovely liquid yellow glow to the edges. I'd like to share what I have come up with so far and would welcome your opinions or suggestions on how that can be improved. Many thanks in advance, Elliott Basker
  3. British Gold Sovereign and Collectible Coin Specialists based in London. For best offers visit our website www.hallmarkcoins.co.uk or call us +44 207 481 0125 today!

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