The Sovereign was reborn in 1817 but immediately faced a challenge to its role as currency. 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. But The Sovereign endured and 200 years later it goes from strength to strength, treasured by collectors all over the world.
The beautifully presented set of five Proof coins is the most comprehensive in the 2019 collection. The Proof edition of The Five-Sovereign Piece is exclusively available in this set where it is accompanied by The Double-Sovereign, The Sovereign, The Half-Sovereign and The Quarter-Sovereign. All five coins are struck in 22 carat gold and come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet on The Sovereign’s story of survival.
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|