The Sovereign 2018
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 | Gareth
The Sovereign's connection with royalty was clear when it was very first struck in 1489 and provided a name that reminds us of its links to the emperor. The gold coin has endured for more than 500 years, and has actually included the picture of every British king and queen of the last 200 years.
In 2018 we mark the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's coronation with a celebratory edition of The Sovereign-- the coin of the monarch. A regal '65' mint mark was specially produced for the occasion by Royal Mint coin designers Natasha Preece and Joseph Melia. The mark can be found together with Benedetto Pistrucci's famous St George and the dragon on the reverse of this Sovereign, struck in 22 carat gold and completed to Proof standard.