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UK coins without the sovereign's bust on obverse side

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COINMAN1
Joined: 8-Jun-2013
Posts: 678
Been browsing my UK collection this morning and realised that there are 4 coins, that do not have to sovereign's bust on obverse side.
This is the 4 coin gold set commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Gold Sovereign. (½ Sovereign-KM#955, 1 Sovereign-KM#956, 2 Pounds-KM#957 & 5 Pounds-KM#958).

Does anyone know if this situation happened on any previous coins?

As I do not collect many coins prior to 1900, there may be many more, but these are the only coins I know of.

Be very interested in any answers received. 
nthn
Joined: 2-Mar-2015
Posts: 1124
You do not have KM#957 or 958 listed in your collection.
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dltcoins
Joined: 26-Apr-2017
Posts: 78
Coins of the Commonwealth from 1649-1660 do not depict a sovereign, there having been no sovereign to depict.

A number of gold coins from the Plantagenets through the Tudors do not depict the sovereign and neither do some lower denomination Tudor and Stuart coins. Also without portraits are several Civil War issues in the name of Charles I.

Once upon a time, I tried to assemble a numismatic portrait gallery of English monarchs. Unfortunately, I ran out of money before I ran out of kings and queens.
COINMAN1
Joined: 8-Jun-2013
Posts: 678
Nathan,
I do not have any of my GB coins listed on Numista. I want to keep them separate, so only list the rest of the world.
COINMAN1
Joined: 8-Jun-2013
Posts: 678
Nathan,
Sorry for delay in my reply, but a bit busy decorating.
Photographs of my coins below.
Geoff

3 coin set + £5 coin to right


Coins with the certificates

 
brismike
Joined: 17-May-2015
Posts: 161
The 1977 25 pence does not have the bust of the Queen on it.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces5488.html

It has got The Queen riding a horse on the Obverse, so actually it has her whole body.

Cheers Mike 
 
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COINMAN1
Joined: 8-Jun-2013
Posts: 678
Mike,
Do any Australian coin appear without the portrait on the obverse side?
Geoff
brismike
Joined: 17-May-2015
Posts: 161
Quote: "COINMAN1"​Mike,
​Do any Australian coin appear without the portrait on the obverse side?
​Geoff

Hi Geoff ... I have found these early ones Australian that don't have the Head of State portrait ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces17316.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces17315.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces79018.html

Then this reproduction of an early coin with no bust...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces71196.html

Then there are these commemorative coins that have a tiny bust ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces71205.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19513.html

There are a few other Australian coins that have the tiny bust too. For instance all of he 2016 50 Years of decimal currency issues had the tiny bust.

Cheers Mike
 
Collecting - Australian RAM Decimal, UK Decimal, USA Modern & Euros.
Got a question about Aussie RAM Decimal coins? .. I probably can provide the answer. :)

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