Big news has come out of The Royal Mint today, as they have just issued the brand-new 2023 Gold Proof Sovereign!
Released to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III, this new Sovereign is certainly worth adding to your collection for several reasons…
Special Crowned Portrait
What makes this release so unique, is the fact that it features a special crowned portrait of King Charles III – the FIRST time we have ever seen a crowned King on a modern UK Sovereign!
That makes this issue entirely different to King Charles’ first Sovereign released in late 2022, which featured the standard portrait.
You may recognise this special crowned portrait from elsewhere, as it’s the same as the one seen on his Coronation range of coins that came out earlier this year.
To say that these were popular when they were issued back in April would be an understatement. In fact, all premium specifications of the Coronation range sold out in a matter of hours, as collectors made sure they were the first to snap them up.
And the portrait’s not the only thing that’s different about this new issue…
This release is something of a surprise, because we already had a King Charles III Sovereign issued in late 2022 – this featured his new portrait on the obverse and a tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse.
You therefore might have expected the next UK Sovereign to be issued later this year, but tradition has been bucked and a UK Proof Sovereign has been released in the month of June especially to commemorate King Charles III’s Coronation.
One thing that will surely remain the same though, is that this is a coin that will sell out.
The Sovereign has been the sell-out coin for years now. In fact, the last 9 years have seen consecutive sell-outs, sometimes in a matter of days and even hours.
Struck to a proof finish from 22 Carat Gold, this Sovereign features the iconic Pistrucci design of St George slaying the dragon on the reverse – another first, as this will be the first time a King Charles III Sovereign has carried the 200+ year-old design.
It’s the one Sovereign that collectors simply must own, and there’s no doubt that it will sell out very quickly – especially as just 15,000 have been authorised.
The Coronation has been the most significant numismatic event in recent memory, even surpassing Her Late Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
And one-year-only obverse designs are also very rare for the Sovereign, so when they have been released in the past, they have sold out quickly and become particularly hard to find.
However, we have managed to secure a small quantity of the brand-new Gold Proof Coronation Sovereigns for Westminster Collection customers – but you’ll have to be quick to make one yours!
Read our latest blog on the first King Charles III sovereign – a coin that we predict could be one of the most collectable sovereigns ever.
Known as possibly the most famous coin in history, the Gold Sovereign is the collector’s dream. As Britain’s flagship coin, it’s steeped with incredible history – so if there was any piece to add to your collection, this should certainly be it!
Every year, the classic sovereign and the proof collectable versions are always very high in demand. But this year’s sovereign is like no other seen before…
Just released by The Royal Mint, we’d like to introduce you to the brand-new Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign – the first sovereign to feature the portrait of King Charles III.
The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign – A Unique Collectible
It’s incredibly rare to come across a Memorial Sovereign as it is – but to coincide with that, the reverse has got a rare change in design too!
Unique to the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign, the traditional St George and the Dragon design has made way for a new interpretation of the Royal Coat of Arms. This is an updated version of what appeared on the Platinum Jubilee issue last year, so it’s a very fitting tribute to our late Queen.
But that’s not all – what makes this coin even more spectacular is that it’s the first ever sovereign to feature King Charles III’s portrait. This will make it incredibly popular with collectors!
First King Charles III Sovereign
Every so often, a newly released sovereign will exceed the normal levels of collectability. In the past, this has included Queen Victoria’s first sovereign from 1837, George IV’s only sovereign from 1937, and of course, Queen Elizabeth II’s first sovereign from 1957.
And it won’t be long until this sovereign reaches the same level of demand and collectability!
Even if it wasn’t for the unique design, this sovereign would still rank as one of the most important – being the very first sovereign to feature the new King, it will be the collectible to have in the future.
It’s the sovereign that links Queen Elizabeth II’s and King Charles III’s reigns together – making any sovereign collection incomplete without it.
Available in Gold Proof and Piedfort Quality, make sure you get yours today before it’s too late!
Or, check out our latest video below to see them up close:
Late last year the UK 2022 Proof Sovereign was released featuring a one-year-only design change to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
10,500 were made available at 9am on launch day.
By 6pm that very same day they were gone.
That made it the fastest-selling sovereign ever.
But a new UK sovereign could break that record…
Just Released: The UK 2022 Piedfort Sovereign
The special Piedfort edition of the UK 2022 Proof Sovereign has just been released. With an edition limit of just 3,250 — less than one-third of the edition limit of its Proof Sovereign counterpart — thousands of collectors wanting to own both are set to miss out.
An extremely rare specification of Sovereign
This is only the third Piedfort Sovereign to be struck by The Royal Mint.
When the first Piedfort Sovereign was released in 2017 to mark the bicentenary of the modern sovereign, it too sold out in just 24 hours.
This new release has an edition limit of 500 less, so another fast sell-out looks guaranteed.
The pinnacle of Royal Mint craftsmanship
Piedfort coins are some of the finest examples of British craftsmanship and the Gold Proof Piedfort Sovereign is no exception. Each has been struck from 22-carat Gold, however, the Piedfort Sovereign has been struck using a double-thickness blank, meaning it contains twice the weight of Gold.
Considered extremely prestige pieces, Piedfort coins continue to be limited issues, and the striking of such coins is strictly reserved for the most important events. Therefore, it seems fitting for one to be issued in our Queen’s milestone Platinum Jubilee year.
Act quickly or risk missing out
With the UK 2022 Proof Sovereign and the very first UK Piedfort Sovereign both selling out within 24 hours, this latest release is practically guaranteed to follow suit. High demand is guaranteed.
Thousands of collectors will miss out. Make sure you’re not one of them.
Register below and we’ll contact you about how you can own one of the UK 2022 Piedfort Sovereigns from our extremely limited stock.