Bidders have been eyeing a 1908 Canadian sovereign in the run-up to its auction later this week. The sovereign from Lot 31312 was certified as Specimen-58 by the Numismatic Guaranty Company. It was struck at the Ottawa branch of the British Royal Mint.
1908 Canadian Sovereign:
However, only 636 were ever produced, and British medallist George William de Saulles engraved them. According to the lot description, this gold sovereign was “struck to commemorate the much-anticipated opening of the Ottawa mint,” Its low mintage makes it “among the most desirable Canadian Sovereign issues.” The gold used in its production came from Larder Lake.