An important royal event must be recorded for the nation – and with the new heir to the throne safely delivered we have turned to our flagship coin to mark the auspicious day of the birth. On the very day of the birth we struck just 2,013 Sovereigns, especially for collectors. And as three-quarters of this year’s Sovereigns have already been allocated, this extremely limited issue is almost guaranteed to sell out.
The Royal Mint has for centuries commemorated the most historic royal events, but for the first time we mark a royal birth. The Sovereign is perhaps the most royal of coins, created for Henry VII in Tudor times and named for the monarch. As we welcome the future sovereign it is fitting that this majestic coin plays its part in the celebrations. On the day of the birth we struck a limited number of Sovereigns – 2,013 to be exact, reflecting the birth year of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.