20 Aug 2014
Supporting the centuries-old tradition of giving zodiac coins at the Lunar New Year
The gold sovereign is unquestionably one of Britain’s most famous coins, so full of history that it is considered by many as the flagship coin of the Royal Mint.
The first coins of The Queen's reign appeared in 1953.
The 2012 sovereign is Paul Day's first design for the Royal Mint. Paul’s design was chosen from a number of designs put in front of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee as a result of a design competition including a total of five designers.