2022 Full Gold Bullion Sovereign : Platinum Jubilee
New in stock: bullion Sovereigns with the 2022 Platinum Jubilee reverse.
The Story of the Sovereign
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 command significantly higher prices.
Sovereigns once circulated across the globe, a symbol of the British Empire, trusted to contain a known quantity of gold. Regular production ceased with the First World War, only resuming in 1957. Today, Sovereigns are offered annually in a range of sets and finishes for collectors and investors.
Platinum Jubilee Reverse
Most Sovereigns feature an instantly-recognisable reverse image of Saint George, slaying a dragon.
This 2022 Sovereign is one of the rare departures from this tradition, instead featuring a design inspired by Elizabeth II's royal arms. Crafted by heraldic artist Timothy Noad and the subject of much speculation ahead of its unveiling, the reverse is reminiscent of that which appeared on One Pound coins designed by Eric Sewell.
The design has been authorised to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. In February 2022 she’ll mark an unprecedented seventy years since she acceded to the throne in 1952. Noad was also responsible for the reverse of the 2002 Sovereign, struck for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, so it's fitting that he should be called upon again for this milestone issue.
His reinterpretation of the royal coat of arms is paired with Jody Clark's fifth official effigy of Elizabeth II which appears on the obverse of the 2022 Sovereign.
Gold Bullion Sovereigns
These 2022 Sovereigns are finished to bullion standard. They are intended for investors though the alternate reverse and the prestige of the Sovereign adds collectibility. They're a great option if you’re looking to commemorate an important royal anniversary.
Like all Sovereigns, these are exempt from Capital Gains Tax as UK legal tender and free from VAT in the UK and EU as investment grade gold.
We also have a range of 2022 proof Sovereigns and sets available, including:
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Half Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
- 2022 Elizabeth II 3 Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set Platinum Jubilee
- 2022 Elizabeth II 4 Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set Platinum Jubilee
- 2022 Elizabeth II 5 Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set Platinum Jubilee
Frequently Asked Questions
A 2022 full gold bullion Sovereign weighs 7.98g and is struck in 22 carat gold. It therefore contains 7.32g of fine (pure) gold. Being a bullion coin, its value fluctuates, in-line with the gold market.
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The Royal Mint haven't disclosed the quantity of bullion Sovereigns struck in 2022, but it is likely to be in the millions. 10,500 proof Sovereigns have been struck and 1,200 'strike of the day' Sovereigns were struck on 6 February 2022 to commemorate exactly seventy years since Elizabeth II acceded to the throne.
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