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2018 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Quarter Sovereign Sapphire Jubilee

(VAT Exempt)
In 2018 Her Majesty the Queen marked her Sapphire Jubilee. To celebrate 65 years since her coronation, The Royal Mint authorised a special crown privy mark for gold proof Quarter Sovereigns issued in this year. This appears to the left of the date on the reverse of these coins which feature Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic Saint George motif which has graced the majority of Elizabeth II’s Sovereigns. This is paired with Jody Clark’s fifth official coinage portrait of Her Majesty. Struck to flawless proof standard this 22-carat gold coin comes with its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity. From a limited issue of just 1,321. Like other Quarter Sovereigns, these 2018 coins weigh 1.997 grams and have a diameter of 13.50 millimetres. Offered with free, insured UK delivery.
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2018 gold proof Quarter Sovereign with a crown privy mark to celebrate the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee.

The Story Of The Gold Quarter Sovereign

The first gold 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. 

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.

In 2009 The Royal Mint introduced a new fractional issue to the Sovereign family. The Quarter Sovereign measures just 13.50 millimetres across and has a nominal face value of 25p. Like other gold Sovereigns, these coins are made from 22 carat gold with the Quarter Sovereign offering .0588 Troy ounces of gold.

2018 Sapphire Anniversary Privy Mark

Since their introduction, most Quarter Sovereigns have featured an iconic reverse design, crafted by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci for the first modern Sovereigns, struck in 1817. His instantly-recognisable Saint George design shows England's patron saint mounted on a horse, slaying a dragon which cowers underfoot.

For 2018 only, the reverse of the Quarter Sovereign also features a tiny crown privy mark to the left of the date. This was authorised by The Royal Mint to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee: a celebration of 65 years since her coronation.

Pistrucci's reverse is paired with Jody Clark's portrait of Elizabeth II. Introduced in 2015, this is the fifth official effigy used on the Queen's coinage since her coronation in 1953. Clark's initials – JC – appear below the truncation of her neck.

1,321 of these 2018 Quarter Sovereigns were struck by The Royal Mint, not including those that appeared in sets.

Are 2018 Quarter Sovereigns Valuable?

Your 2018 proof Quarter Sovereign comes in its original packaging from The Royal Mint. This consists of an maroon card outer box and an attractive, high-shine wood presentation case in which the coin is situated inside a capsule. Also included: a numbered certificate of authenticity, confirming the specifications of this collectors piece.

If you're in the market for a 2018 Quarter Sovereign there are a few alternative options to consider:

All Quarter Sovereigns, including those issued in 2018, are exempt from Capital Gains Tax as UK legal tender and free from VAT in the UK and EU as investment grade gold.

How To Sell A 2018 Gold Quarter Sovereign

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Frequently Asked Questions

British Quarter Sovereigns weight 1.997 grams. They're composed of 22 carat (.917) gold meaning that their actual gold weight (pure gold weight) is 0.588 troy ounces. That's exactly a quarter of the amount found in a larger 'full' Sovereign. Gold Sovereigns weigh 7.98 grams in total.

The face value of Quarter Sovereigns is a quarter of a pound sterling or 25p but these tiny coins are worth much more than that thanks to their gold content. Each Quarter Sovereign is composed of 1.997 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold which equates to .0588 troy ounces of pure precious metal.

Quarter Sovereigns are made from 22 carat gold. This is gold that is 91.67% pure. Copper is added to these gold coins to add strength as pure gold is fairly soft. Each Quarter Sovereign weighs 1.997 grams meaning that they contain .0588 troy ounces of pure gold: a quarter of that found in 'full' Sovereigns.

The face value of a Quarter Sovereign is a quarter of a pound sterling or 25p. However, their rarity and the gold content mean that Quarter Sovereigns are worth much more than this. These coins have only been offered for the last few years making them much scarcer than Half Sovereigns or 'full' Sovereigns.

In the 2010s, The Royal Mint offered some Quarter Sovereigns in individual presentations. Since 2020, however, the Quarter Sovereign has only been available in larger proof Sovereign sets making these coins difficult to find on their own unless they have been professionally graded.

What Quarter Sovereigns are worth depends on several factors. These tiny British gold coins are composed of 1.997 grams of 22 carat gold with an actual gold weight of .0588 troy ounces. Quarter Sovereigns are generally only available in limited numbers and sometimes only in Royal Mint sets.

Quarter Sovereigns weigh 1.997 grams and are composed of 22 carat (91.67%) gold. This means that their actual gold weight is 1.83 grams or 0.588 troy ounces, exactly a quarter of the gold in a 'full' Sovereign. These coins measure 13.50 millimetres in diameter and feature the same designs as larger Sovereigns.

Gold Quarter Sovereigns are only minted in limited numbers, their collectors value meaning they command prices well above their weight in gold. Individual proof examples are particularly sought after as they were only issued in certain years. Graded examples, taken from Sovereign sets, are also popular.

Gold Quarter Sovereigns are only minted in limited numbers, their collectors value meaning they command prices well above their weight in gold. Individual proof examples are particularly sought after as they were only issued in certain years. Graded examples, taken from Sovereign sets, are also popular.

The rarest Quarter Sovereign might be the 2012 BU Quarter Sovereign. Spink reports that only 137 of these brilliant uncirculated coins were issued. Among proof Quarter Sovereigns, collectors seek the 2015 edition with the newly introduced portrait by Jody Clark on the reverse.

Quarter Sovereigns are worth much more than the price of the gold they contain. These coins were only introduced in 2009 and have been offered in very limited numbers since, mostly with a proof finish. These coins are sought by collectors who enjoy the challenge of collecting a short but interesting series.


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