Gold Sovereign Coin | The Royal Mint

Sovereign

The flagship coin of The Royal Mint

Once a circulation coin, now The Royal Mint’s flagship coin, minted in 916.7 gold - the most tightly specified coin in the world

One of the oldest coins still produced today, The Sovereign was first struck over 500 years ago in 1489, it was named to honour the king and has been a symbol of strength and prestige ever since. During the nineteenth century, the gold Sovereign was a recognised currency in more than 20 countries.

The Sovereign offers a sense of luxury, history and symbolism that no other coin can match. It has become an internationally recognised symbol of unrivalled accuracy, integrity and strength. A circulating coin, it was struck in 916.7 fine gold to withstand daily use and it is struck from that same durable gold today. Adorned by the renowned engraver Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic Saint George and the dragon design, which has endured for 200 years.

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