Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
New York Mint®, the world’s leading source and direct marketer of high-value collectible coins, has secured a limited number of India Gold Sovereign coins approved by The Royal Mint – the first striking of these coins in almost 100 years. The 2013 India Gold Sovereign is history in the making dating back to when The Royal Mint operated a branch in India and minted a Gold Sovereign coin in the year of 1918. During this time, The Royal Mint struck nearly 1.3 million Gold Sovereign coins. The newly released 2013 India Gold Sovereign has an extremely limited mintage of only 50,000 pieces and showcases a special “I” mintmark for India. The Sovereign is struck in India by gold producer MMTC-PAMP, using dies and techniques developed by The Royal Mint in South Wales, UK.
The Sovereign coin was commissioned on October 28, 1489 by the Tudor King Henry VII as a pound of sterling and was represented as a single coin. Over the past 500 years, the Gold Sovereign has achieved the stature as the most widely recognized and valued coin in every corner of the world. The British Empire was the mightiest and most prosperous in history and the Sovereign was the foundation of the Empire. The 2013 India Gold Sovereign features the same classic Benedetto Pistrucci “St. George and the Dragon” design as the original India Sovereign struck in 1918. Each India Sovereign is certified and graded by Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC). These unique “I” mintmark coins are displayed in a wood presentation case and include a certificate of authenticity.
The India Sovereign was minted under the authority of The Royal Mint, the official mint of the United Kingdom. Legendary for their unsurpassed craftsmanship of its proof coins and medallions, the history of The Royal Mint spans more than 1,000 unbroken years. New York Mint and The Royal Mint have been working together for over 20 years, and New York Mint has been and continues to be a top seller of The Royal Mint products. “It is an honor for New York Mint to be a part of history and enable New York Mint customers to own a coin that hasn’t been minted in almost 100 years. We are elated to work with The Royal Mint on this very limited, but extremely exciting India Gold Sovereign coin,” said New York Mint President Bill Gale. New York Mint and The Royal Mint have worked on other historic programs together including the Queen's Golden Jubilee and 2012 London Olympic Games coin programs. New York Mint was the exclusive U.S. distributor for the 2012 Olympic Games.
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Since 1984, New York Mint, LLC has been a private distributor of coin and currency issues and privately issued licensed collectibles. New York Mint provides collectors with one-stop access to some of the finest quality, rarest and most sought-after coins from worldwide government mints, shipwrecks, ancient hoards, and exotic locales. The treasures secured by New York Mint span historic eras from ancient times, through the American Civil War, and up to the most contemporary milestones and events. New York Mint partners with the Smithsonian Institution®, government mints and monetary authorities, distributors and wholesale dealers worldwide. Recently, they were U.S. distributors for the London 2012 Olympic Games Coin Program. For additional information, visit http://www.NewYorkMint.com or call 800 642 9160.
Source: New York Mint
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