A private collector bought a rare coin for $ 1.3 million

In the US, sold one of the most expensive coins in the world. We are talking about the sovereign, which depicts king Edward VIII. In all there were six such coins.

the owner of a rare gold sovereigns was purchased by a private collector from the UK. According to him, he could not miss the opportunity and not to bring home from the US coin.

Sovereign 1936 issue never made it to mass minting, although it is supposed to happen in 1937. This is due to the fact that a year after the accession to the throne, Edward VIII abdicated the crown for marriage to Wallis Simpson.

Four of the same coins are in museums and two private collectors, reports the BBC. The sovereign is made of 22-carat gold and weighs 7.98 grams and a diameter of 22 mm.

Edward VIII requested that he be handed over coins with his own image, but George VI denied the request brother.

as a result, the sovereign was sold for one million pounds (1.3 million). His previous owner was a collector from the United States. In 2014, he could buy the coin at almost half the price for 850 thousand dollars.

the Sovereign provides interest to collectors, in addition to its rarity, the fact that the image of the king was made in violation of the traditions. Depicts the left profile of the monarch, although it should be right. The fact that Edward VIII was parting it on the left side.

In November 2019 in the UK has released gold and silver souvenir coins. Their weight is five and two kilograms.