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Content and Fineness of the Gold Coins of England and Great Britain

Commonwealth - Elizabeth II (1649-1968)




Total WeightPurchasingFinenessActual Gold Weight
MonarchDenominationIssue Date(grains)Value(carats)
(grams)(troy ounces)
Commonwealth








Unite1649-1660140.5020s22.0000.9178.3460.2683

Double-crown1649-166070.2510s22.0000.9174.1730.1342

Britain Crown1649-166035.125s22.0000.9172.0860.0671
Cromwell








Fifty Shillings1656
50s




Broad or Twenty Shillings1656
20s



Charles II








Unite1660-1661140.4920s22.0000.9178.3450.2683

Double-crown1660-166170.2510s22.0000.9174.1730.1342

Crown1660-166125.125s22.0000.9171.4920.0480

Unite1661-1662131.7120s22.0000.9177.8230.2515

Double-crown1661-166265.8610s22.0000.9173.9120.1258

Crown1661-166232.935s22.0000.9171.9560.0629

Five Guineas1668-1669651.54100s22.0000.91738.7011.2443

Five Guineas1670-1684647.19100s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1664-1669264.4140s22.0000.91715.7060.5049

Two Guineas1670-1684258.8840s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Broad or Twenty Shillings1662
20s22.0000.917


Guinea1663-1670131.7120s22.0000.9177.8230.2515

Guinea1671-1684129.4420s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea166965.8510s22.0000.9173.9110.1258

Half-guinea1670-168464.7210s22.0000.9173.8440.1236
James II








Five Guineas1686-1688647.19100s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1686-1688258.8840s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Guinea1685-1688129.4420s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea1686-168864.7210s22.0000.9173.8440.1236
William III & Mary II








Five Guineas1691-1694647.19100s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1691-1694258.8840s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Guinea1689-1694129.4420s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea1689-169464.7210s22.0000.9173.8440.1236
William III








Five Guineas1699-1701647.19100s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1701258.8840s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Guinea1695-1701129.4420s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea1695-170164.7210s22.0000.9173.8440.1236
Anne








Five Guineas1705-1714647.19100s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1709-1714258.8840s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Guinea1702-1714129.4420s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea1702-171464.7210s22.0000.9173.8440.1236
George I








Five Guineas1716-1726647.1963s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1717-1726258.8842s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Guinea1714-1727129.4421s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea1715-172764.7210s 6d22.0000.9173.8440.1236

Quarter-guinea171832.365s 3d22.0000.9171.9220.0618
George II








Five Guineas1729-1753647.1963s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1733-1753258.8842s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Guinea1727-1760129.4421s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea1728-176064.7210s 6d22.0000.9173.8440.1236
George III








Five Guineas1770-1777647.1963s22.0000.91738.4421.2360

Two Guineas1768-1777258.8842s22.0000.91715.3770.4944

Guinea1761-1813129.4421s22.0000.9177.6890.2472

Half-guinea1762-181364.7210s 6d22.0000.9173.8440.1236

Seven Shillings or Third-guinea1797-181343.157s22.0000.9172.5630.0824

Quarter-guinea176232.365s 3d22.0000.9171.9220.0618

Five Pounds1820616.37100s22.0000.91736.6121.1771

Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1820246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1817-1820123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign1817-182061.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177
George IV








Five Pounds1826616.37100s22.0000.91736.6121.1771

Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1823-1826246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1821-1830123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign1821-182861.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177
William IV








Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1831246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1831-1837123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign1831-183761.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177
Victoria








Five Pounds1839,1887
1893
616.37100s22.0000.91736.6121.1771

Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1887, 1893246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1838-1901123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign1838-190161.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177
Edward VII








Five Pounds1902616.37100s22.0000.91736.6121.1771

Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1902246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1902-1910123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign1902-191061.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177
George V








Five Pounds1911616.37100s22.0000.91736.6121.1771

Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1911246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1911-1932123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign1911-192661.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177
George V








Five Pounds1937616.37100s22.0000.91736.6121.1771

Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1937246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1937123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign193761.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177
Elizabeth II








Five Pounds1953616.37100s22.0000.91736.6121.1771

Two Pounds/Double-sovereign1953246.5540s22.0000.91714.6450.4708

Sovereign1953-1968123.2720s22.0000.9177.3220.2354

Half-sovereign195361.6410s22.0000.9173.6610.1177

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