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The 2020 Pre-decimal 50th Anniversary Gold One-Eighth Sovereign

(48 customer reviews)


4.96 out of 5
  • The world’s first one-eighth sovereign
  • Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Britain’s last pre-decimal coins
  • Features a design inspired by the last pre-decimal English Shilling, the three lions
  • Limited to only 3,999
  • VAT  exempt
  • Exclusive to Hattons of London

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A new gold sovereign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Britain’s last pre-decimal coins –  the world’s first one-eighth sovereign!

This year marks fifty years since Britain’s last pre-decimal coins and the end of a thousand years of pounds, shillings and pence. This is an anniversary of great importance: there are now generations who don’t know that twelve pennies could make a shilling, and twenty shillings could make a pound. They have known ONLY decimal coinage – which means centuries of our history and tradition has passed them by.

That’s why it’s important that we remember the pre-decimal coinage.  To convey the importance of this anniversary to the history of British coinage, an entirely new sovereign coin denomination has been struck for the first time; the one-eighth sovereign.

One further feature that makes this new gold one-eighth sovereign coin even more exciting is that it  features a design inspired by the last pre-decimal English Shilling, the three lions. This design has never before been minted on a gold sovereign coin.  This makes it of incredible interest to collectors, as a way to own some of Britain’s most important national symbols from our pre-decimal era, but in solid 22 carat gold!

New gold sovereigns pay tribute to historic pre-decimal designs

This design brings back to life the motifs that once appeared on our everyday coinage, only now in this 50th anniversary year they appear in glorious 22 carat gold.  Authorised by Tristan Da Cunha, and approved by both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Buckingham  Palace, it is a wonderful celebration.

Benefit from the SELL OUT GUARANTEE

Sell Out Guarantee

The 2020 Pre-decimal 50th Anniversary Gold One-Eighth Sovereign is limited to just 3,999 coins, but this is subject to our new SELL OUT GUARANTEE. What this means is that availability of this coin will end on 28th February  2021. At that time, any coins that are unsold will be melted down and verified to that effect.

At that point, we will issue to owners of this coin a new certificate stating the final mintage which may be lower, or possibly considerably lower, than 3,999. If the mintage remains at 3,999 then this means the coins sold out entirely to keen customers, and if not you may have secured for yourself a low mintage rarity.

Either way, there will be little or no surplus of this coin on the secondary market and so the coin you own will be a rarity!

The best part is that you may own this landmark gold coin at the introductory price of just £69 (plus £4.99 postage and packing) – but only until 31st December 2020 after which the price will be £99, subject to availability. There is a limit of one coin per household at this introductory price.

Why not have a look at the entire 2020 Pre-Decimal 50th Anniversary Sovereign range available here.

Payment Information

Coin price: £69.00

Shipping charges: £4.99

VAT: Exempt

Additional information

Limit Per Household


Metal type

Solid 22 carat gold


Portrait of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II


Three English lions, inspired by the design of the last English shilling, encased within a shield. An anniversary ribbon either side contains the dates 1970 and 2020.

Issuing Authority

Tristan Da Cunha


Proof – the highest possible quality





Mintage limitation


Delivery and Returns Information

Current expected delivery time: SOLD OUT

Returns Information: We offer a 60 day complete satisfaction guarantee in addition to your statutory rights.

To return a product,please ensure you follow the instructions here

48 reviews

  1. Helen Fellows (verified owner)

    Beautiful coin and excellent service as expected. Highly recommend.

  2. scott c ramsay (verified owner)


  3. Mr gary bainbridge (verified owner)

    Very pleased with everything lovely coin

  4. Mrs albena hall

    Love this coin so had to buy the full set

  5. Mr Derrick Wood (verified owner)

    As expected a quality product but the buyer should remember gold is expensive and products do not come the size of bricks !!.

  6. Alexander (verified owner)

    Fast and friendly and value for money

  7. George Chambers (verified owner)

    The coin is small as you’d imagine but has incredible detail!
    Very well packed. Great communication from H o L.

  8. Aukmune … aka Paul Machin (verified owner)

    One not to be missed a one off

  9. Thomas (verified owner)

    5 Stars says it all

  10. Mr Dennis Osborne (verified owner)

    Great value

  11. Michael Marven (verified owner)

    Very pleased with purchase.

  12. Andy (verified owner)

    The product although small, is well detailed and a nice addition to my collection

  13. Paul (verified owner)

    A beautiful coin well packaged and fast delivery service

  14. STEVE G (verified owner)

    Exactly as described, quickly posted and good communications.

  15. Richard Veal (verified owner)

    My first purchase from H o L and very satisfied with the great service that I received.
    As for the coin, although small in size, the detail and quality are outstanding.
    Looking forward to dealing with you again.

  16. Rod hart (verified owner)

    Great, thank you for a sterling service.

  17. Mr Martin McKinney (verified owner)

    Beautiful little coin and was delivered promptly

  18. Alastair Macdonald (verified owner)

    Good service

  19. Mrs Maureen Osborne (verified owner)

    Excellent quality

  20. steven gibson (verified owner)

    Very well presented and happy in what I received

  21. Mr Marcin Szafran (verified owner)

    Good quality nice package and extras

  22. ian mcnorton


  23. lee taw (verified owner)

    Great service and quality product

  24. Mr Richard Hardcastle (verified owner)

    Very good service on time when they said it would be delivered.

  25. Coconut (verified owner)


  26. Dr Shantanu Sinha (verified owner)

    Very good stuff and good customer service

  27. Mr Chris King (verified owner)

    As expected and extremely good

  28. Mr Gary Reid (verified owner)

    Quick reliable service.

  29. Aftab Khan (verified owner)

    Beautiful coin. Extremely well presented. Faultless.

  30. Peter (verified owner)

    Nice coin,well packed


    Great item pleased with its quality

  32. NJ (verified owner)

    Very happy with my purchase

  33. Roger J Bunton (verified owner)

    Very Good product

  34. Stephen Ovington (verified owner)

    Very happy

  35. JOHN CHAPMAN (verified owner)

    Very good

  36. Mr Vittal Raj (verified owner)

    Excellent service

  37. Ray Perkins

    Great service very impressed

  38. Paul (verified owner)

    Wonderful coin and great value for money. 5 star service

  39. Mike Harper (verified owner)

    Very useful and interesting

  40. Sarah Smith (verified owner)

    very good

  41. Mr Chris Whitehead (verified owner)

    The eighth sovereign is the first of its kind in the world. I had to have one.

  42. Kevin Scarborough (verified owner)

    excellent product and service

  43. Carol Young (verified owner)

    5 stars for everything second time I have ordered from them highly recommended

  44. Mr Kim Burton (verified owner)

    really good product

  45. Nick (verified owner)

    An interesting small coin. I am pleased with my purchase.

  46. Tim Armstrong (verified owner)

    Great coun

  47. Graeme Bretherton (verified owner)

    This one eigth Soveriegn product makes gold more divisible in the coin arena. Great quality too! Hope more products like it will follow.

  48. Mr David Pope (verified owner)

    Always excellent service from Hattons of London

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