A sovereign case is used for carrying either full or half gold sovereign coins and would be often worn on a gentleman Albert chain and kept in a waist coat pocket. The coins would be stacked tightly together by a spring action mechanism, a case usually holds about 5 or 6 sovereigns in a compartment. Some sovereign cases have a number of compartments that hold halves as well as full ones. They can also be seen combined with vesta and stamp cases. The cases were at the height of fashion during the late Victorian and Edwardian period and can be seen highly decorated or completely plain.
Click on any of the images for larger and more detailed pictures.
Silver Patent Sovereign Case
Made by Elkington & Company Ltd of London in 1910
To view sold items in this category click here