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New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY
New Military Coins from The Royal Mint
ENGRAVED IN HISTORY

Born in Rome in the late eighteenth century, Benedetto Pistrucci developed a reputation as a talented gem engraver. Word of his skills quickly reached The Royal Mint in London and his career here led to the creation of some of the world’s finest coinage and medal designs. This new set brings together two historic Sovereigns representing significant moments in the life and legacy of the famed Italian engraver. The first is dated 1855, the year of Pistrucci’s death, and features a portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse. On the reverse of this original coin is the shield design that was in use for most of Victoria’s Sovereigns. The second coin is a Sovereign dated 2017, the year of the 200th anniversary of Pistrucci’s timeless St George and the dragon design, which features a garter edge and bicentenary privy mark. Both coins are struck in 22 carat gold, presented in a luxurious case for safekeeping, and just 499 of these sets are available.

Specification

2017 Elizabeth II Sovereign

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Bullion
Year 2017
Pure Metal Type Gold
Condition Minimum of Extremely Fine

1855 Victoria Sovereign

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Jean Baptiste Merlen
Specification Value
Obverse Designer William Wyon
Quality Circulating
Year 1855
Pure Metal Type Gold
Condition Minimum of Very Fine
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