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2017 Elizabeth II Gold BU Sovereign Sapphire Jubilee Strike of the Day

QSJ17STD 2017 Elizabeth II BU Gold Sovereign Sapphire Jubilee Strike of the Day Boxed
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One of just 739 issued, this Sovereign was struck on 6 February 2017, the 65th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. She became Queen in 1952 at the age of 25 on the passing of her father, George VI. She was crowned the next year. Her Majesty was the first British monarch to achieve a Sapphire Jubilee though there were very limited public celebrations to mark the day. This special Sovereign represents a rare collectors piece from this important royal milestone. It features the current official coinage portrait of the Queen by Royal Mint designer Jody Clark. This profile been in use on British coinage since 2015. The reverse shows the classic Saint George and the dragon motif, created by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci for the first modern Sovereigns. The date is displayed below the design. This coin is struck to The Royal Mint’s Brilliant Uncirculated Standard. This provides a finer finish than their bullion coins, allowing the timeless designs to be admired. Like all full Sovereigns this Strike of the Day example is composed of 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold with a 22.05 millimetre diameter. Its offered in attractive presentation packaging which is composed of a white leather and velvet case in which the coin is enclosed in a capsule. Also included: an informative booklet on the Sapphire Jubilee and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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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:

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