2022 Elizabeth II Struck On The Day Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
Limited edition Strike of the Day 2022 Sovereign, celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
What Are Gold Sovereigns?
The earliest Sovereigns were struck during the reign of Tudor king Henry VII. 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 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.
What Makes 2022 Sovereigns Special?
While the majority of Sovereigns issued in the last century have featured the image of Saint George, slaying a dragon on their reverse, the 2022 Sovereign is one of the rare few to show an alternate design.
Introduced to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the royal arms motif used on 2022 Sovereigns is the work of heraldic artist Timothy Noad.
It's an appropriate design to celebrate seventy years since Elizabeth II came to the throne. She's the first monarch to marks such an anniversary, succeeding her farther on 6 February 1952.
Noad's jubilee reverse is paired with Jody Clark's fifth official effigy of the Queen which appears on the obverse of these coins.
Are Struck On The Day Sovereigns Valuable?
2022 Sovereigns are sought-after by coin collectors and royal fans alike but these 'struck on the day' editions are something special. They were struck exactly seventy years to the day that Her Majesty acceded to the throne.
Just 1,200 of these limited edition 2022 Sovereigns have been offered in this presentation.
Finished to brilliant uncirculated or BU, standard, these coins have a finer finish than their bullion counterparts and are intended for connoisseurs.
Your Strike of the Day Sovereign will be supplied in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity. This is hand-signed by the Mint's Head of Commemorative Coin Production, Gavin Elliott.
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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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