The Sovereign was first introduced in 1489 when Henry VII demanded a ‘new money of gold’ to represent the power of his reign. Issued by every monarch who
followed until early in James I's reign, the coinage reforms of 1816 brought forth a new Sovereign, featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s masterful St George and the
dragon design. To mark the 200th anniversary of the end of George III’s reign, all of the coins in The Sovereign 2020 Collection feature a special mint mark in the
form of the king’s royal cypher.
Limited Edition 350
The 2022 Sovereign features a rare change in reverse design and instead displays an interpretation of the Royal Coat of Arms by the esteemed heraldic artist Timothy Noad, which makes this his third reverse design for The Sovereign.
A unique privy mark appears on the classic golden coin, and its milled edge has precisely 95 mills, each symbolising a year of The Queen’s life.
The proof standard Sovereign coins are struck in 22-carat gold and are finished to the highest standard available from The Royal Mint.
Browse our range of Half Sovereign gold coins, part of The Royal Mint's flagship range. Our Half Sovereigns include bullion, commemorative and historic half sovereign coins.
Brilliant Uncirculated Sovereign
Remember Life’s Most Important Moments with the Beauty of a Sovereign coin