2022 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Set Platinum Jubilee
Four coin 2022 Sovereign set: includes Double Sovereign, ‘full’ Sovereign, Half Sovereign and Quarter Sovereign, all with a special Platinum Jubilee reverse.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
In February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will mark her Platinum Jubilee. This will be the first time that a British monarch has celebrated seventy years on the throne. She succeeded her father on 6 February 1952 and was crowned later the same year.
A range of public events are already planned for the Platinum Jubilee, including a special four-day bank holiday (eagerly anticipated in The Britannia Coin Company office).
The Royal Mint, however, are getting ahead of the curve with jubilee commemorations, authorising a special reverse for their flagship gold coin to mark the occasion. Coins from the 2022 Sovereign family - released in late 2021 - are the ultimate Platinum Jubilee collectible to remember a momentous royal occasion.
A Royal Arms Reverse
Most Sovereigns feature an instantly-recognisable reverse image of Saint George, slaying a dragon.
Coins in this 2022 four-coin proof set mark a rare departure 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.
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. Speaking of the commission he said:
'It was thrilling to be asked to submit designs for The Sovereign once again. The Sovereign is the most special coin in the UK; it represents the pinnacle of minting and has a strong association with the monarch, even in its name.'
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 each of the coins in this set.
Limited Edition Collectors Set
Only 500 of these 4 coin sets have been offered by The Royal Mint in 2022.
It's a great way to get hold of four key proof coins from the 2022 Sovereign family in one purchase. The set includes:
- A 2022 Double Sovereign - 15.98 grams, maximum mintage: 1,310
- 2022 'full' proof Sovereign, struck from 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold
- The 2022 proof Half Sovereign: 3.99 grams with the same reverse design, scaled to the smaller surface
- Only available in sets so far: the proof 2022 Quarter Sovereign (2.00 grams of .917 fine gold)
There's a great market for Sovereign sets and for Sovereigns with alternate reverses so we're sure these will sell out fast.
Your four 2022 Sovereigns come in their original packaging from The Royal Mint. This comprises of a specially designed card outer box and an attractive presentation case, complete with a detailed information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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