Ask the Expert

Welcome to our brand new Ask the Expert series. Each week our Heritage British Coin Expert, Peter Hutchison, will be answering a different question about some of the world’s greatest British Sovereigns. He’ll be delving into over 200 years of history, looking back at some of the most beautiful sovereigns in the world; including their portraiture, significance in history and of course, mintage.

In this second series, Peter Hutchison will be looking at the Queen Elizabeth 1957 II Gold Sovereign. For more information about Queen Elizabeth II 1957 Gold Sovereign, click here.

Series 2, Episode 1:  Why are sovereign so special?

In this first series, Peter Hutchison will be looking at the King George V Gold Sovereign of the Bombay Mint 1918.  For more information about King George V Gold Sovereign of the Bombay Mint 1918, click  here.

Series 1, Episode 1:  Why was a British sovereign minted somewhere other than London?

Series 1, Episode 2: How did WWI lead to sovereigns being minted in India?

Series 1, Episode 3: Why isn’t this sovereign considered an Indian coin?

Series 1, Episode 4: What did it look like and why was it only minted once?