Ever since it was first struck for Henry VII more than 500 years ago, The Sovereign has made an impression. It began life as the largest gold coin ever seen in England, and with its portrait of the first Tudor king in full coronation regalia it was immediately considered the coin of the monarch. The fine gold coin fell into disuse but was later revived to become one of the most trusted and respected gold coins in the world, accepted and traded far beyond British shores.
The Sovereign has been struck for every British monarch of the last two centuries, including Her Majesty The Queen, marking many important moments in her long reign. For this 95th birthday year, The Sovereign 2021 features an exclusive ‘95’ privy mark and its milled edge also has a symbolic 95 mills. When one of the most prestigious coins in the world features a distinguishing mark, it becomes even more desirable, and this Sovereign set contains three of these special editions.