How to Buy Sovereign Gold Coins

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How to Buy Sovereign Gold Coins
A British Gold Sovereign coin minted in 1919. (gold coin image by Sid Viswakumar from

During the heyday of Britain's far-flung colonial empire, the gold Sovereign was minted in several of Britian's larger colonies and quite literally became "the coin of the realm." If you wish to purchase either bullion-grade or proof-gold Sovereigns, the easiest way to obtain them is to purchase them directly from the British Royal Mint.

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Things you need

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Credit card

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  1. 1

    Access the British Royal Mint website. At the home page, mouse click the "Sovereign" selection. The web page showing all of the Sovereign coins available for sale will display.

  2. 2

    Select the gold Sovereigns you wish to purchase and mouse click on the "Add to Basket" text box.

  3. 3

    Confirm your selection by clicking "Add to Basket" on the order confirmation screen. A text box will display asking if you wish to view your basket. Mouse click it. "Your Basket" will be displayed.

  4. 4

    Sign into your existing Royal Mint account or create a new account by filling in the appropriate sections with information such as your name, mailing address and country of residence.

  5. 5

    Continue entering your account information. At the bottom of the web page, mouse click on "Enter payment details."

  6. 6

    Enter the appropriate credit card information, expiration date, and other data on the "Payment Details" page. Then mouse click the confirmation text box. Be sure to print a copy of the order confirmation number you receive when your transaction has been processed.

Tips and warnings

  • Once your credit card data has been finished being processed by the Royal Mint, your coins will be sent to you.

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