HC Deb 13 May 1952 vol 500 c100W
85. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take the necessary steps to allow sovereigns to circulate freely in the realm; and whether, to enable a new sovereign to be minted to celebrate the new reign and the art of the craftsman to be preserved, he will withdraw the Order which compels anyone who obtains possession of a sovereign to surrender it to the Treasury.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I regret that the answer to both parts of the Question must be No.