The World-Famous Sovereign

The Sovereign was first introduced in 1489 when Henry VII demanded a ‘new money of gold’ to represent the power of his reign. It was issued by every monarch who followed until James I stopped the tradition. The Sovereign was eventually reborn during the coinage reforms of 1816, featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s St George and the dragon design.

Just three years later the Ricardo Ingot Plan proposed that all circulating gold coins should be replaced by banknotes but The Sovereign endured. 200 years later, its story continues with The Sovereign 2019, once again featuring Pistrucci’s classic design struck in 22 carat gold and finished to The Royal Mint’s highest Proof standard. Each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that guarantees it was struck by The Royal Mint, the home of The Sovereign.

Having struck Sovereigns for over 500 years, we have gained unrivalled knowledge and expertise about this global icon. Now we would like to share our insight with you and invite you on a journey with us where we will give access to content, experiences and exclusive competitions available to registered Sovereign customers. You can register your Sovereign here


The Sovereign 2019

Specification Value
Maximum Coin Mintage 12270
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Gold
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