2017 Elizabeth II Gold BU Sovereign Sapphire Jubilee Strike of the Day
Strike of the Day gold Sovereign, celebrating the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee
Two Important Anniversaries
2017 was an important year for the gold Sovereign and for Her Majesty the Queen
It marked two centuries since the first modern Sovereigns were struck, following a major overhaul of British coinage. These gold coins, first minted in 1817, established specifications that are still strictly followed today. To celebrate the anniversary, The Royal Mint authorised a special historic reverse for their proof Sovereigns.
But another important milestone was reached in 2017 too. On 6 February in that year Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked 65 years since her accession to the throne. She was the first British monarch to reach the incredible milestone of a Sapphire Jubilee.
A Strike of the Day Sovereign
Exactly 65 years since Elizabeth inherited the crown from her father, George VI, the team at The Royal Mint were busy producing an exclusive collection of gold Sovereigns to be offered to collectors to commemorate this remarkable jubilee.
These 'Strike of the Day' Sovereigns, as they are known, were minted to Brilliant Uncirculated standard on 6 February 2017.
Only 739 of these Sapphire Jubilee Sovereigns were offered by The Royal Mint.
They feature Jody Clark's official coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen to the obverse while the reverse shows the classic Saint George and the dragon motif, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci for the first modern Sovereigns.
Limited Edition Collectible
Like all Sovereigns, this Sapphire Jubilee edition is composed of 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold with a 22.05 millimetre diameter. Thanks to its gold content and legal tender status its VAT and Capital Gains Tax free.
We’re offering this 2017 Sovereign is offered in its original packaging from The Royal Mint. This consists of a white leather and velvet presentation box within which the coin is situated in a protective capsule. Also included: a numbered certificate of authenticity and a booklet on the royal jubilee.
The Sapphire Jubilee year was a good one for coin collectors and we’ve got a range of alternate options:
- We've got 2017 proof Sovereigns featuring that variant reverse
- A 200th anniversary of the Sovereign Strike of the Day coin is also available
- 2017 bullion Sovereigns have a special anniversary privy mark
- Another collectors piece: special Sapphire Jubilee Crowns - we’ve got piedfort silver proof versions in stock now
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