Simply put, “Sovs” are one of the most popular gold coins in the world. Each gold British Sovereign features the bust of the reigning Monarch – King George the Fifth. The reverse of each coin is the mythical “Saint George Slaying the Dragon” design. These coins contain about one-quarter ounce of pure gold (.2354 troy oz.). British Sovereigns also have a fascinating military history. For decades, they were recognized worldwide as “emergency money.” During World War II, Allied pilots carried British Gold Sovereigns in their survival kits as do American pilots today.