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  • The Royal Mint, the original maker of UK coins, has today revealed the 2022 dated Sovereign
  • To mark Her Majesty the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee, the Sovereign will feature The Royal Coat of Arms on the reverse
  • It is the first coin released in the Platinum Jubilee collection, set to become one of the largest ever made by The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint, the original maker of UK coins, has today unveiled the 2022 dated Sovereign – featuring a rare change of design in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

To mark Britain’s longest-serving monarch, the 2022 Sovereign will feature a new interpretation of the Royal Coat of Arms created by esteemed artist Timothy Noad. The Sovereign is famous for its depiction of St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci, and changes to the design are reserved for special moments in history such as the Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilees.

The 2022 Sovereign is the first coin revealed in The Royal Mint’s Platinum Jubilee collection and is expected to be extremely sought after by collectors. It will be followed by range featuring a new, unique obverse portrait of Her Majesty and the first UK 50p coin to celebrate a royal event.

Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint said: “We are delighted to unveil the 2022 Sovereign as the first coin celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Sovereign is one of The Royal Mint’s flagship coins and has celebrated royal achievements throughout the centuries. As such, it was fitting to include the Royal Coat of Arms on the 2022 coin – celebrating Britain’s longest serving monarch with an original design.”

Timothy Noad, Designer of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Sovereign said, “It’s a huge privilege to be chosen three times to design reverses for The Sovereign. The first time was 20 years ago, for Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee of 2002, and the second was the first new St George and the dragon since Pistrucci’s iconic design, in 2005. I’m very proud to be making it a hat-trick!”

In 1489, Henry VII ordered a ‘new money of gold’ that would serve to symbolise the might of the Tudor dynasty. That large gold coin was The Sovereign and it has since evolved to become one of the world’s most distinctive and recognisable coins. More than 500 years since its inception, the ‘chief coin of the world’ still shares a close relationship with the Crown and has become a flagship coin for The Royal Mint.

Interpretations of the Royal Coat of Arms have appeared on coins before – including the old £1- and its long-standing association with the Monarchy makes a fitting design for the 2022 Sovereign.

The Sovereign celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be available in a range of collectable sets as well as individually from The Royal Mint’s website www.royalmint.com/sovereign

 

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The 2022 Platinum Jubilee Sovereign Collection Specifications

The Platinum Jubilee Sovereign 2022 Five-Coin Gold Proof Set

 

Coin title

The 2022 Quarter-Sovereign

The 2022 Half-Sovereign

The 2022 Sovereign

The 2022 Double-Sovereign

The 2022 Five- Sovereign Piece

Denomination

Sovereign

Sovereign

Sovereign

Sovereign

Sovereign

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

Weight

1.997g

3.99g

7.98g

15.976g

39.94g

Diameter

13.50mm

19.30mm

22.05mm

28.40mm

36.02mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Edge

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Presentation

700

RRP

£4,795.00

 

The Sovereign 2022 Four-Coin Gold Proof Set

 

Coin title

The 2022 Quarter-Sovereign

The 2022 Half-Sovereign

The 2022 Sovereign

The 2022 Double-Sovereign

Denomination

Sovereign

Sovereign

Sovereign

Sovereign

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

Weight

1.997g

3.99g

7.98g

15.976g

Diameter

13.50mm

19.30mm

22.05mm

28.40mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Edge

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Presentation

500

RRP

£2,055

 

The Sovereign 2022 Three-Coin Gold Proof Set

 

Coin title

The 2022 Quarter-Sovereign

The 2022 Half-Sovereign

The 2022 Sovereign

Denomination

Sovereign

Sovereign

Sovereign

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

Weight

1.997g

3.99g

7.98g

Diameter

13.50mm

19.30mm

22.05mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

1000

RRP

£955.00

 

 

Coin title

The 2022 Half-Sovereign

The 2022 Sovereign

Denomination

Sovereign

Sovereign

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

Alloy

916.7 Au Red

916.7 Au Red

Weight

3.99g

7.98g

Diameter

19.30mm

22.05mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Timothy Noad

Timothy Noad

Quality

Proof

Proof

Edge

-

 

Limited Edition Presentation

2,000

10,500

RRP

£315.00

£585.00

 

About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest companies and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas.  Based in Llantrisant, South Wales it has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Consumer (collectable and rare, historic coins) and precious metals investment.

Collecting with The Royal Mint:

Every coin tells a story, from a rare gold Sovereign to a Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin. The Royal Mint aims to inspire collectors young and old, and nurture a love of collecting through unique designs and popular themes. As the maker of UK coinage, we have unparalleled knowledge about coins, from the historic coins of our past, through to the collectable commemorative coins of today.  Sourcing and authenticating pre-decimal coins is a natural fit for The Royal Mint as we struck each one.

Investing with The Royal Mint:

As a world authority on precious metals, The Royal Mint has traded and made products in gold and silver for centuries. Since launching its designated precious metals investment arm six years ago, The Royal Mint has grown rapidly to become the home of gold in the UK – increasing its market share and becoming the largest producer of bullion coins in Britain. As well as offering physical precious metal investment options in the form of bars and coins, The Royal Mint also offers a range of digital investment options including DigiGold, Little Treasures, designed for children, and Gold for Pensions

Celebrating with The Royal Mint:

For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has marked the moments that changed the world on coins - from coronations to conflict, from commemorations to celebrations. The designs are captured on commemorative coins, minted in a range of metals.  Commemorative coins do not always enter circulation but give collectors the chance to purchase coins to keep and cherish.  Recent themes have included David Bowie, Winnie the Pooh, Decimalisation and Team GB. Each commemorative coin is carefully struck up to three times in order to create a superbly detailed finish, and ensuring each one meets the standards The Royal Mint is famous for. 

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales in 2016. The award-winning attraction welcomes around 200,000 visitors a year and is the place to explore the 1,100-year history of coins.

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