A Celebration of 40 Years
The Sovereign was first struck in 1489 during the reign of Henry VII. Steeped in heritage, with a reputation built on 500 years of history, it is feted for its unrivalled quality and accuracy that is guaranteed by The Royal Mint, the home of The Sovereign.
The first Proof Sovereign produced at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant was struck in 1979. The last commercially available Proof Sovereign before this was struck in 1937, the year of the coronation of George VI.
As we reach an important anniversary for the coin, The Royal Mint celebrates with this very special historic coin release in the year we also celebrate 50 years of operation at our site in Llantrisant.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Designer||Arnold Machin|