The Royal Mint issues
05 Aug 2016
The Royal Mint is to release a strictly limited edition of 500 Five-Sovereign Piece 2016 Brilliant Uncirculated coins for connoisseurs of The Sovereign to add to their collection. The largest coin in the Sovereign range, The Five-Sovereign Piece 2016 bears Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St George and the dragon reverse design.
The Five-Sovereign Piece 2016 is struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard and contains almost 40 grammes of 22 carat gold – five times the weight of gold as The Sovereign. The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Coin and its Designer
The Sovereign is The Royal Mint's flagship coin. Its iconic reverse design of St George and the dragon is a familiar and widely recognised symbol of strength and continuity that has appeared regularly ever since it was first introduced in 1817. The classical representation of the legend was created by Benedetto Pistrucci, and is regarded a numismatic masterpiece.