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British Sovereign coins, known as "Kings," were minted in the late 1800s and early 1900s, during the height of the British Empire. They are legal English tender gold bullion coins, containing .2354 troy oz of raw gold, making them about the size of a U.S. nickel.
The design features the monarch who was ruling at the time the coin was minted and the reverse depicts a design of Saint George slaying a dragon, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci.
Legend has it that during World War II and also the Iraq War, fighter pilots carried British Gold Sovereigns in their emergency survival kits in case they were downed over enemy territory.