Revived in 1817 to help restore financial stability after the economic fallout of the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary wars, The Sovereign has acquired a reputation as the ‘chief coin of the world’. Struck in 22 carat gold and tightly specified to four decimal places, it represents the pinnacle of minting quality, integrity and accuracy. In keeping with tradition, The Sovereign 2019 features Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St George and the dragon, a design that has come to define our flagship coin.

The release of this year’s Sovereign coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Ricardo Ingot plan. In 1819, a political economist named David Ricardo proposed replacing circulating gold coinage with a 60oz ingot held at the Bank of England, threatening The Sovereign’s revival. But this iconic coin endures, trusted and respected by investors all over the world. The Sovereign 2019 range also includes a tube of 25 coins and a gold Half-Sovereign bullion coin.

Key Points:

  • Struck in 22 carat gold
  • Minted to bullion standard
  • The obverse bears the fifth definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen
    Features the classic reverse design of St George and the dragon
  • An unlimited mintage
  • VAT free and Capital Gains Tax exempt
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity

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Specification

The Sovereign 2019 Gold Bullion Coin

Specification Value
Alloy 916.67 Fine Gold
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Bullion
Specification Value
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Gold
Pure Metal Content 7.32g Gold Content
Fineness 916.67
Packaging Single Coin Capsule
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