2022 Elizabeth II Piedfort Gold Proof Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
Coming soon: double weight 2022 piedfort proof Sovereigns!
What Are Piedfort Sovereigns?
The Royal Mint has been offering double-weight, double-thickness editions of their commemorative coins since 1982 but they're part of a much older tradition, dating back to medieval times. These coins were particularly associated with France where 'piedfort' means 'heavy measure'.
Though silver proof piedfort collectibles are quite common, proof Sovereigns are not. They've only previously been offered in 2017, 2018 and 2019 though we have not seen a new release of this elusive coin for a couple of years.
These coins are twice the weight of a regular Sovereign. That is, they're composed of 15.97 grams of 22 carat gold. That's a pure gold weight of 14.64 grams or 0.4708 troy ounces. The diameter is the same at 22.05 millimetres but the thickness is almost double that ordinarily seen.
2022 Sovereign Royal Arms Reverse
Most Sovereigns feature an instantly-recognisable reverse image of Saint George, slaying a dragon.
This 2022 piedfort 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 royal arms reverse was authorised to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. She succeeded her father on 6 February 1952 and in 2022 will celebrate a remarkable seventy years on the throne.
Noad's design is paired with Jody Clark's fifth official effigy of Elizabeth II which appears on the obverse along side the legend 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF'.
How To Buy A 2022 Piedfort Sovereign?
These double-weight coins have not yet been released by The Royal Mint but we anticipate having them in stock soon.
We'll send you an alert as soon as we have 2022 piedfort Sovereigns in stock.
All you need to do is click TRACK PRODUCT at the top of this page. Either login or create an account with us. This means we can send you an automated email the minute we put these coins on sale.
We won't be able to ship these proof Sovereigns immediately but you will need to act fast to secure your coin. Can't wait? We have an extensive range of 2022 proof and bullion Sovereigns still in stock, including:
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Half Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold BU Sovereign Platinum Jubilee Strike of the Day
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold BU Sovereign Strike of the Day MS 70
- 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
- 2022 Elizabeth II 5 Coin Piedfort Gold Proof Sovereign Pattern Set
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
- 2022 Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
Please note: our image comes from a previously released 2022 piedfort pattern proof set and may not represent the appearance of the individually released coin.
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