Comment: British Royal Mint makes 1st gold sovereigns in India in century

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British Royal Mint makes 1st gold sovereigns in India in century

[Is this gold real? The Indians are very smart people. They will assay these coins very quickly to find out.]

Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:28am EST

Feb 18 (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Mint has started to manufacture gold sovereign coins in India for the first time in almost 100 years, it said on Monday.

Indian residents have been unable to buy commemorative sovereigns since 1918, when the Royal Mint operated a branch in the country, producing 1.3 million coins in a single year.

The first production run will be for 50,000 pieces and will be available in the market immediately, the Royal Mint said in a statement that coincided with British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to India.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/18/gold-mint-idUSL6N0...