Sovereign Competition

Regarded as the ‘chief coin of the world’ the sovereign has been struck for more than 500 years and the Royal Mint flagship coin. The Royal Mint continues to produce Proof and Bullion sovereign each year as well as sourcing historic sovereigns, offering a full range to celebrate, collect or invest in.

By entering the competition, you will be in with a chance of winning one of three prizes, a 2020 BU Sovereign, a 1957 Queen Elizabeth Historic sovereign, a 2020 Bullion sovereign. Entry into the competition can be done by answering the question below and adding your details.

Three winners will be selected at random from all correct entries. The Competition will run from Monday 28th September through to Thursday 1st October 23:59 UK.

Winners will be drawn by Monday 5th October.

To enter, simply answer the following question:

Under which monarch was the gold sovereign first issued?

  • Henry VII
  • James I
  • Richard III

Thank you for your interest. This competition is now closed


The promoter of this competition is The Royal Mint Limited of Llantrisant, Pontyclun, United Kingdom CF72 8YT (“The Royal Mint”). Any promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform used by The Royal Mint as part of the promotion.

The competition opens on Monday 28 September 2020 and closes on Thursday 1 October 2020 at 23:59hrs BST. Any entries received before the opening or after the closing dates/times will not be included and no correspondence will be entered into.

Three winners will be selected at random from all eligible entrants and will be notified by email. Names may also be announced on Facebook. Where possible the draw will take place within 72 hours of the competition closing.

The winners will receive a selection of 3 prizes below. 



1957 sovereign Queen Elizabeth



2020 Sovereign BU



2020 Bullion Sovereign


Subject to availability of stock – if the product becomes unavailable during the time of the competition running the prize will be substituted for a like for like product of the same or similar value.

Winners will be selected using an online random generator. 

The winners will be contacted by Monday 5th October 2020. Once the winners have been notified, they will have until 00:00 BST on Friday 9th October 2020 to respond to claim their prize and confirm their address for delivery. If a winner fails to claim their prize, or chooses not to claim it, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner drawn. The winners may be asked to participate in any related publicity to the prize and/or asked to write a review of the prize.

To enter this competition, you must correctly answer the question posed by The Royal Mint in the competition page at

The competition is only open to those residing in the following States:

  • California
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Texas

You must be 18 years of age or older to be entered into the competition. Only one entry per household in respect of the competition will be accepted. There is no purchase necessary to enter the competition.

There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any offer. The prize will be sent to the winners by  November 9th 2020. Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the delivery of prizes may be subject to delay. Please contact us if you have not received your prize by November 9th  2020, where we will be able to provide you with an update.

This competition is not open to employees of The Royal Mint or their immediate family. Competition entry is not conditional to consenting to marketing.

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and agreed to be bound by them when they are entered into the competition. All decisions made by The Royal Mint relating to this competition are final and binding.

Under no circumstances will The Royal Mint be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or acceptance of the prize.

The Royal Mint will not be responsible, unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses which may arise in connection with this competition and The Royal Mint can cancel or alter the competition at any stage.

The information submitted in the competition entry are for the following purposes: to enter the competition; so that we can contact you to inform you of the outcome of the competition; so that we can contact you regarding any publicity requests; so that we may reach you via social media platforms; and as a method of contact for any related or future promotions if you choose to opt in to marketing communications.

Personal data supplied during the course of this promotion will only be processed as set out in The Royal Mint’s Privacy Policy.

The competition will be governed by English law and entrants to the competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

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