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English Gold FAQ answers
What is gold?Gold is a metal in the 11th group of elements. It is solid under normal conditions, and has very few reactions. The metal is found as nuggets or grains, and occurs in rocks, veins and alluvial deposits.
How much is a sovereign??The sovereign is a gold coin of the United Kingdom, and has a nominal value of one pound sterling. Before 1932 it was circulating freely the gold standard currency. Modern use is as a bullion coin. Historically it is mounted in jewellery which can reduce its value.
How much is a sovereign?The sovereign has a nominal value of one pound sterling. It has a much higher value when a sale is based on the value of gold.
Is gold metallic or non metallic?Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (Latin: aurum) with an atomic number of 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal.
Is Gold toxic?In its pure form, Gold is not particularly toxic.
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- The Lion of England 2017 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin
- Gold and Silver Bullion - Direct from The Royal Mint
- The Sovereign, Once a circulation coin, now The Royal Mint’s flagship coin, minted in 916.7 gold - the most tightly specified coin in the world
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