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2013 Struck On The Day Sovereign Coronation Anniversary

UKCOSOV1 2013 Struck On The Day Sovereign Coronation Anniversary Boxed
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Limited edition brilliant uncirculated Sovereign, struck to celebrate 60 years since the Queen’s coronation. Elizabeth II succeeded her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. More than a year later on 2 June 1953, Her Majesty was crowned at Westminster Abbey in a televised ceremony, watched by an estimated 277 million worldwide. Sixty years on from that glittering event and having just marked her Diamond Jubilee, Elizabeth was well on her way to surpassing her great-great grandmother, Victoria, as Britains longest reigning monarch. The Royal Mint celebrated six decades since her coronation with a special ‘struck on the day’ Sovereign, only the second of its kind ever issued. These coins are minted on the day of important events and anniversaries in very limited numbers, sometimes with special mint marks. This Sovereign, offered in a brilliant uncirculated finish, is similar in appearance to other full Sovereigns issued in 2013. It bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s royal portrait on the obverse, paired with the classic image of Saint George and the dragon to the reverse with the date below. This coin is composed of 7.98 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold and has a diameter of 22.05 millimetres. It comes in its original packing from The Royal Mint which differs from other contemporary Sovereigns. Inside the small black case is a certificate of authenticity which confirms that this is one of just 900 BU Sovereigns minted on 2 June 2013.
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Obverse

Fourth definitive coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend: 'ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·'.

Reverse

Saint George and the dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci with date below (2013) next to artist's initials.

Specification

Brilliant uncirculated (BU) Sovereign. Struck in 7.98 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled.

Presentation

One of just 900 BU Sovereigns struck on 2 June 1953. This example comes in its original presentation case from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Frequently Asked Questions

'Struck on the day' coins are issued in limited numbers by the Royal Mint. These collectible coins are struck on the day of an important event or anniversary like a royal birth or a jubilee, often with a brilliant uncirculated finish. These coins can command higher prices than other Sovereigns with the same date.

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The Royal Mint strikes its 'struck on the day' coins in a brilliant uncirculated finish. This is presumably because its quicker to strike a BU coin compared to a proof one and struck on the day coins need to be produced fast. These coins are minted to commemorate important events and anniversaries.

'Struck on the day' coins are commemorative coins minted on a particular event or anniversary. For instance, The Royal Mint has issued struck on the day Sovereigns to mark royal marriages and births as well as jubilees. These coins are offered in limited numbers, often with a brilliant uncirculated finish.

'Struck on the day' coins can command higher prices than their general issue counterparts. These coins are minted on the day of an important event or anniversary in very limited numbers. Though struck on the day Sovereigns are usually issued in BU they often have a value comparable to a proof coin.

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