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The Five-Sovereign Piece 2014

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  • Five times the weight of 22 carat gold as The Sovereign
  • The only way to own The Five-Sovereign Piece 2014 as an individual coin
  • Only 1,000 Brilliant Uncirculated coins will be struck in 2014
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The largest coin in The Sovereign 2014 Collection

The classic George and the dragon design

Each year this strictly limited edition coin, rich in history, is eagerly awaited by collectors and lovers of gold alike. The Five-Sovereign Piece 2014 contains almost 40 grammes of 22 carat gold – five times the weight of gold as The Sovereign. And in 2014 a design that has become not only a numismatic classic but also a sign of elegance, of quality and of reliability, appears once more – the classic St George and the dragon adorns the coins of The Sovereign 2014 Collection this year.

About the coin

Collectors will notice a change to this prestigious coin, as in 2014 it is renamed – The Five-Sovereign Piece – following the description of the Five-Guinea Pieces of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Although the term ‘five pounds’ was usual there are examples in the nineteenth century of the use of the name ‘five-sovereign pieces’. For example, Richard Sainthill a respected numismatist and friend of William Wyon, creator of the handsome Una and the Lion £5 piece, used the term in a letter of 1842 to the editor of the Literary Gazette describing the coin as, “The Five-Sovereign of Queen Victoria, the noblest coin in the English series.”

This impressive coin, the largest in The Sovereign 2014 Collection with almost 40 grammes of 22 carat gold, is struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard. It is the only way to own the Five-Sovereign Piece 2014 struck to this standard, for it is not included in any set. Your coin is presented in a sumptuous display case with a numbered certificate confirming its provenance. With just 1,000 coins to be struck an early order is highly recommended.

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.

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long lost love

By Essa,

As a coin collector for over 30 years I owed the isle of man angel proof set, that was pride and joy. Until I seen this coin, I had to have it.

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Beautiful

By Michael,

A high quality coin - a joy to behold.
The classical design is shown off to excellent effect.

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Brilliant

By Edmund,

This coin is just outstanding in Quality and magnificence. A sheer pleasure to own and one can't take one's eyes off it.

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