2023 King Charles III Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Set Coronation
Sign up now for 2023 four-coin Charles III Sovereign set product alerts.
What Are Sovereign Sets?
The first modern Sovereigns were struck in 1817 in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. Over the next century, these gold coins became prized across the British Empire, trusted to contain a known and significant quantity of gold.
In the past, gold Sovereign sets were issued by The Royal Mint to mark coronations. A very small number of proof coins were struck for Her Majesty's 1953 coronation but not issued. Proof Sovereigns would not be regularly struck until 1979 and a proof set would not be offered until 1980. Now they're a regular feature of The Royal Mint’s offer.
If previous years are anything to go by, four coin sets for 2023 will contain:
- 2023 Gold Proof Double Sovereign
- 2023 Gold Proof 'full' Sovereign
- 2023 Gold Proof Half Sovereign
- 2023 Gold Proof Quarter Sovereign
Martin Jennings' Portrait Of King Charles
Coins in the 2023 Sovereign family are some of the first to feature the new definitive coin portrait of King Charles III. This is the work of British sculptor Martin Jennings and was chosen via a private competition organised by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee. Personally approved by the King, the portrait was unveiled just weeks after His Majesty ascended the throne.
Jennings’ design shows the King without a crown and facing left, the opposite direction to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, respecting a long-standing royal tradition. If these coins are anything like earlier issues, the legend is likely to read: 'CHARLES II · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·'.
2023 Sovereigns are not the first to feature Jennings’ portrait of King Charles. It’s also been used on 2022 Memorial Sovereigns which were released in late 2022 as a tribute to the life and legacy of The Queen as well as on the commemorative Queen Elizabeth Memorial range. You can read more about Jennings' portrait on our blog: First UK Coins With Charles III Portrait: Elizabeth II Memorial Range.
How Can I Buy 2023 Sovereign Sets?
We'll send you an alert as soon as we open sales for these proof Sovereign sets. All you need to do is click TRACK PRODUCT at the top of this page. Either login or create an account with us. This means we can send you an automated email the minute our 2023 sets are available.
2023 Sovereign sets will only be available in limited numbers: sign up today for alerts.
We won't be able to ship these proof Sovereign sets immediately but you will need to act fast to secure your coin. Each year since we started trading we've been able to offer a comprehensive range of proof Sovereigns, bullion options and sets and you can track all these products too via the links below:
We are always proud to show off our previous customers experiences with you and what they thought of our purchasing through with Britannia Coins.