Each year the release of The Sovereign is eagerly awaited – for The Sovereign is The Royal Mint’s flagship coin, drawing upon a golden history. The Sovereign 2014 Three-Coin Set comprises The Sovereign, The Half-Sovereign and The Quarter Sovereign, all struck in 22 carat gold to our envied Proof quality and all bearing one of the most famous coin designs in the world.
In 2014 we recall a golden age, journeying to 1914, a century ago, a period remembered as a time of elegance and taste. Britain’s circulating gold coinage was a source of great pride, The Sovereign coveted for its accuracy, indeed, perfection. That reputation for excellence endures today. While war brought an end to the gold coin in circulation, The Sovereign was so desired that regular striking began again in 1957. Today The Sovereign is struck in the same 22 carat gold, carrying the same classic St George and the dragon design and bearing the portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, just as The Sovereign of 1914 bore the effigy of her grandfather, King George V.
What better way to add a little of The Sovereign’s elegance and distinction to your collection – a little of that ‘golden age’ – than with a set that includes the essential members of The Sovereign 2014 Collection? The Sovereign, The Half-Sovereign and The Quarter-Sovereign are presented together in a wooden case, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet that explores the story of The Sovereign at its height.
By 1914 the reputation of The Sovereign was second to none. Each Sovereign received by the Bank of England was weighed and any ‘light’ coin returned to The Royal Mint to be melted down and recoined, meaning that The Sovereign and The Half-Sovereign that remained in circulation were the very pinnacle of mass-produced accuracy. They were remembered with fondness. The demand for the coins even after they were no longer struck for circulation was so high that in 1957 regular production began again. The Sovereign was destined for discerning collectors and those who liked to hold their wealth in gold.
The 2014 Sovereign Collection retains that prestige. The Sovereign 2014 Three-Coin Set of The Sovereign, The Half-Sovereign and The Quarter-Sovereign in 22 carat gold struck to Proof quality is the perfect addition to your own collection, a most beautiful reminder of a golden age, or a wonderful gift for a very special occasion in 2014.