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2019 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Sovereign

2019 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Sovereign
£495.00
(VAT Exempt)
Limited edition 2019 gold proof Sovereign from The Royal Mint. This coin features the classic Saint George and the Dragon reverse. This instantly recognisable image was designed by Italian artist, Benedetto Pistrucci, for the first modern Sovereigns, issued in 1817. This historic rendering of England’s patron saint is paired with a modern image of Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Its Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen - in use since 2015 - that appears on the obverse. Like all gold Sovereigns, this coin is struck in 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold with a 22.05 millimetre diameter. The unparalleled proof finish is achieved with multiple strikes of hand-finished dies. It’s from a limited edition presentation of just 9,500. You’ll receive your coin in its original packaging from The Royal Mint which comprises of a wooden presentation box and maroon card outer packaging. A numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
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Gold proof 2019 Sovereign from a limited edition presentation of just 9,500.

The Chief Coin of the World

The first Sovereigns were struck during the reign of Tudor king Henry VIII. Centuries later, a new gold coin bearing this name was introduced, following a major overhaul of British coinage. This Sovereign, first minted in 1817, established specifications that are still strictly followed today.

All Sovereigns weight exactly 7.98 grams and are composed of 22 carat gold. That’s a gold weight of 7.32 grams or .2354 troy ounces. Sovereigns measure 22.05 millimetres in diameter and have a nominal face value of one pound sterling though their gold content means they are worth far more.

Sovereigns once circulated across the globe but production ceased with the outbreak of the First World War. Reintroduced in 1957, annual issues attract investors and collectors with limited edition proof Sovereigns - hand-finished for a flawless effect - the most sought-after.

Pistrucci's Saint George

For much of its history the modern Sovereign has featured an iconic reverse design, crafted by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci. His instantly-recognisable Saint George and the Dragon design shows England's patron saint mounted on a horse, slaying a dragon underfoot.

It's a powerful image that has become synonymous with the gold Sovereign. These coins don't carry their denomination on their face as part of their legend like most currency, so the Saint George motif is an easy identifier for many collectors. The coin's date appears below the dragon.

For the 2019 Sovereign, Pistrucci's historic reverse is paired with Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. Introduced to British coinage in 2015, this fifth official effigy shows the artists initials below the traction of Elizabeth II’s neck with the legend reading: 'ELIZABETH II ∙ DEI ∙ GRA ∙ REGINA ∙FID ∙DEF'.

Limited Edition Proof Coin

Your 2019 gold proof Sovereign comes in its original packaging from The Royal Mint. This comprises of an attractive wooden presentation box in which the coin is secured safely in its capsule. A numbered certificate of authenticity is enclosed.

Just 9,500 proof Sovereigns were issued by The Royal Mint in this presentation in 2019.

Like all Sovereigns, this one is exempt from Capital Gains Tax as UK legal tender and free from VAT as investment grade gold. This - added to the beautiful proof finish - makes this 2019 coin a great investment as well as an appealing collectors piece.

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