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2019 Queen Elizabeth II Struck On The Day Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Sovereign Queen Victoria

VC19STD 2019 Struck On The Day Sovereign Queen Victoria Boxed
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Gold Royal Mint Sovereign, struck with a special matt finish to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria. Born Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent on 24 May 1819, Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, the fourth son of George III. She inherited the throne in 1837 after her father’s three elder brothers died without heirs and married her cousin, Prince Albert, in 1840. Her long reign, coloured by unprecedented technological and societal change as well as the expansion of the British Empire, is known as the Victorian era. We know a lot about her private life thanks to the detailed journals she kept as well as from her extensive correspondence, including to her many children and grandchildren who married into the royal families of Europe. Though she was only about five feet tall, Victoria projected a grand image and remained very popular through her Golden and Diamond Jubilees until she was succeeded by her Son, Edward VII, in 1901. Victoria’s legacy was celebrated in 2019 with a collection of UK coinage, issued to mark her 200th birthday. Among the sought-after commemorative releases is this ‘struck on the day’ Sovereign, struck in 7.98 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold to the Mint’s brilliant uncirculated standard. It features Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen (Victoria’s great-great granddaughter) to the obverse with the reverse showing Pistrucci’s St George and a tiny royal cypher, as used by Victoria during her reign. Just 650 of these Queen Victoria ‘strike of the day’ Sovereigns were minted on 24 May 2019 and this example comes in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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Fifth definitive coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. Legend: 'ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·'.


Saint George and the dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci with Victoria's royal cypher as a mint mark to the left of date: 2019.


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


One of just 650 BU Sovereigns struck on 24 May 2019. 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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