Happy St George's Day Englanders!
St George is the patron saint of England. According to legend, he was a Roman soldier who was born in the third century AD and condemned to death by the Roman Emperor Diocletian for refusing to give up his Christian faith. Over the following centuries, St George became a hero figure, symbolising courage and strength. By 1348 St George had become such a symbolic figure in England that Edward III made him the nation’s patron saint. He first appeared on coins in the 1817. When George IV chose the saint as the subjects for a new gold sovereign. The design was created by the Italian gem engraver Benedetto Pistrucci and in 200 years the reverse of the British gold sovereign has rarely changed.
I haven't found a sovereign yet, but several years ago I did find a large silver Victorian crown on the Thames foreshore, which also features Benedetto Pistrucci's classic design.