7. 1998 Elizabeth II Fourth Head Gold Sovereign
This Gold Sovereign features the fourth portrait for Queen Elizabeth II, formerly referred to as "the Old Head" but has now been superseded by a newer portrait. The portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse of this coin has been used since 1998. The newer portrait is now in use, from 2015 on some coins and 2016 on all coins - the newer portrait was used on a number of limited edition proof Sovereigns in 2015, but the majority of gold Sovereigns from 2015 will feature the fourth portrait.
Coins bearing the Queen's fourth portrait will show her wearing the Queen Mary button stud pearl earrings and the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara. The portrait image is the largest of Queen Elizabeth II's five portraits.