Tom Zhang is the artist behind our #johnsartefacts photographs and videos/animations. We are very grateful to Tom for his time spent bringing artefacts in our collection to life.
Here is a film Tom made of a sovereign holder in our collection.
As gold is worth far more than a pound, sovereigns are not used anymore. They are however still legal tender in the UK.
Before World War 1 they were used as currency, and because of their worth were often carried in a special case attached to a gentlemans watch chain.