The epic story of The Sovereign is full of heroes and villains, triumph and challenge. In 1819, worried that small amounts of gold were being lost as circulating coins wore down over time, the Ricardo Ingot Plan proposed that all gold circulating coins be replaced by banknotes. By the First World War Sovereign production all but stop completely, except for occasional releases to mark special royal events. The Sovereign would also take on a growing role in the international bullion market which kept the story alive.
Today that story goes from strength to strength and continues with The Sovereign 2019. This Three-Coin Set includes The Quarter-Sovereign, which was first introduced ten years ago in 2009. This work of art in miniature is joined by The Sovereign and Half-Sovereign, each finished to The Royal Mint’s unrivalled Proof standard. The set is presented in a premium case with a Certificate of Authenticity that guarantees they were struck at The Royal Mint, the home of The Sovereign since 1489.
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.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|