The Royal Mint Releases Limited Edition Five Sovereign Piece 2014
07 Aug 2014
The Royal Mint has today announced that it will release a strictly limited number of 1000 eagerly awaited Five-Sovereign Piece 2014 coins for collectors and gold enthusiasts. The impressive Five-Sovereign Piece 2014 contains almost 40 grammes of gleaming 22 carat gold – five times the weight of gold as The Sovereign.
Benedetto Pistrucci’s historical masterpiece, the classic St George and the dragon, is struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard on this, the largest coin in The Sovereign 2014 Collection. The coin is presented in an elegant display case complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. It is the only way to own the Five-Sovereign Piece 2014 struck to this standard, for it is not included in any set. With just 1,000 coins to be struck an early order is highly recommended.
Shane Bissett, The Royal Mint’s Director of Commemorative Coin, Medals and Bullion said: “In 2014 we celebrate the golden age of The Sovereign, looking back 100 years to a time when Britain’s circulating gold coinage, with The Sovereign at its very heart, was at its height. Today The Sovereign is struck in the same 22 carat gold of a century ago, to the same exacting specifications.
The Five-Sovereign Piece – always primarily a coin for the discerning collector – bears the classical design, St George defeating the dragon in a scene captured with such mastery by Benedetto Pistrucci, one of the most famous engravers to have served The Royal Mint. And it carries the obverse portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, just as The Sovereign of 100 years ago bore the image of her grandfather, King George V.”