2020 Full Gold Sovereign Bullion Coin
2020 Bullion Gold Sovereign
The 2020 Bullion Gold Sovereign is a 22-carat gold coin weighing 7.988 grams (0.2354 troy ounce) and was minted by the Royal Mint. It is one of the most popular and easiest ways to invest in gold bullion.
The Obverse (front, heads) has Queen Elizabeth II's 5th portrait by Jody Clark. Her Majesty used the Royal Diamond crown which she wore for her coronation and this design has been used on gold sovereigns since 2015. Jody Clark was the first Royal Mint employee for over 100 years to design a coinage portrait of a Monarch. Clark was also the youngest (at 33) to do so.
The Reverse (back, tails) of the 2020 Gold Bullion Sovereign coins is that of the classical portrayal of St George slaying the Dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. St George, the Patron Saint of England is on horseback, sword in hand. On the floor to the left is a broken spear from a previous offensive.
Pistrucci's depiction dates back to 1817. He designed and engraved the artwork himself and was paid 100 guineas for his services, equivalent to about £8,000 today and that sounds like the Royal Mint got a bit of a bargain there.
The 2020 Bullion Gold Sovereign is housed in Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsule.