Info on a Gold coin from 1918 and 1925

Would appreciate if I could be guided to their true value ... these were given to me by my grandfather almost 40 yrs ago ... all I know that they are gold coins.

Tried searching info on the Web but confusion persists.

Thanks in advance. 

Veraj 

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  • These are gold sovereigns or gold half sovereigns from the UK. They are worth their weight in gold, plus a small 'collector premium' over gold value. According to this page:

    http://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coin=547

    here are the pertinent stats:

    HALF SOVEREIGN: 19 mm diameter, 0.118 troy ounces gold 
    SOVEREIGN: 22 mm diameter, 0.235 troy ounces gold

    Measure the diameter to figure out whether you have a full sovereign or a half sovereign, then multiply the weight (0.118 or 0.235) by the price of gold, which is $1230 US dollars at the moment. Doing these calculations, and using $10 for collector premium:

    HALF SOVEREIGN: $155 US dollars

    SOVEREIGN: $300

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  • Thanks Paul.. these i know are full sovereign and in gold .

    My confusion is on the dates and the mint as I am unable to make out where to look for the mark as I don't spot any.

    Also the net is confusing on the value of the 1925  and 1918 ... plus am not able to judge the condition. 

    Your view would be great. 

    Thanks 

    Veraj 

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  • Your coins appear to be from London, so they have no mint mark. For mint mark location (if present), see the pics on this page:

    http://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coin=13202

    The 1925 is worn and stained, so the collector premium is about zero. The 1918 is in good shape, so I'd guess at $20 US dollar premium. In summary: both are worth gold value.

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  • Thanks a ton ... will preserve them better ... do you think I should try and clean the stains with soapy water... I don't think it would be harmful to the coin .

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