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 10,000
Bullion | 916.67 Fine Gold
Proof Standard Sovereign
The proof standard Sovereign coins are struck in 22-carat gold and are finished to the highest standard available from The Royal Mint.
The Bullion Standard Sovereign
More than 500 years after it was first struck, The Sovereign endures. Regarded as the ‘chief coin of the world’, The Sovereign is available as a gold bullion coin.