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2020 Struck On The Day Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Full Sovereign Victory Over Japan Day 15 August

EW20SOTD 2020 Struck On The Day Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Full Sovereign Victory Over Japan Day 15 August Boxed

Buy a 2020 Struck On The Day Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Full Sovereign Victory Over Japan Day 15 August

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From a limited edition presentation of just 750 coins, this matt-finish Sovereign was struck on 15 August 2020 to mark 75 years since VJ Day. Victory over Japan Day is the date in 1945 on which Imperial Japan formally surrendered, effectively bringing World War II to an end. The official UK commemoration is held on 15 August while in the US VJ Day is marked on 2 September when the official surrender document was signed. Japan's surrender followed the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the end of the war in Europe, celebrated as VE Day on 8 May. The obverse of this commemorative coin shows Jody Clark's fifth and final definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right. The reverse shows St George, mounted on a horse, pointing his sword at a winged dragon. A tiny 'VJ75' mintmark appears to the left of the date, below the design. This brilliant uncirculated Sovereign has a plain edge and is struck to standard specifications in 7.98 grams of 22-carat gold. The matt finish is rarely seen on Sovereigns outside of the sporadic 'Struck On The Day' issues and represents an attractive and unusual addition to any collection of British gold coins. This pre-owned coin comes in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint which consists of a cream box, a printed sleeve, an information booklet and a numbered and hand signed certificate of authenticity.
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Matt brilliant uncirculated Sovereign struck on 15 August 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day.

Obverse Of VJ Day 2020 Sovereign

Right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Diamond Diadem. This effigy is the work of Jody Clark and is the final definitive portrait of Her Majesty to be used on British coinage. The legend around reads 'ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·'.

2020 VJ Day SOTD Sovereign Reverse

This 2020 coin features the classic Saint George and the dragon reverse, created by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci for the first modern Sovereigns in 1817. The date - 2020 - appears below with a tiny 'VJ75' mintmark to the left and the artist's initials to the right.

Struck On The Day Sovereign Specifications

This 2020 VJ Day Sovereign is a brilliant uncirculated coin with a matt finish, struck in 7.98 grams of 916.7 gold. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: plain.

What Packaging Do SOTD Sovereigns Come In?

The 2020 'Struck on the Day' VJ Day Sovereign from The Royal Mint comes in a cream leather effect clamshell case with a printed sleeve. An information booklet and a hand-signed certificate of authenticity are enclosed. The coin itself is protected by a capsule. Just 750 coins were authorised for issue in this limited edition presentation including this pre-owned example.


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