Renowned for their intricate minting, stunning designs and innovative concepts, The East India company is at the height of numismatic craftsmanship.
And every year, The East India Company issue their Gold Sovereign coin range.
Released to celebrate key events, anniversaries and the history of the British Monarchy, these coins are steeped in tradition, artistry, and inspired by Sovereigns from the past and present.
But this year, collectors have waited for arguably the most anticipated East India Company release in decades: the first Sovereign range to feature our new monarch, King Charles III.
Read on to learn why The East India Company’s yearly Sovereign releases are so sought-after, why this year’s issue has already created a collecting buzz, and how you can secure one…
The East India Company’s renowned Sovereign range is known for its spectacular designs and detailed minting techniques. Historically, each coin has thoughtfully depicted part of the Royal Coat of Arms, paying tribute to the British Monarchy.
This year, in May 2023, the world witnessed the crowning of King Charles III. This was the first Coronation celebrated for a British monarch in over 70 years.
So, collectors anticipated The East India Company’s 2023 Sovereign range to be more spectacular than ever…
Included in this brand-new Sovereign range from the East India Company is:
- The Sovereign
- The Double Sovereign
- The Three-Sovereign Set
- The Five-Sovereign Set
These are the FIRST East India Company Sovereigns to feature King Charles III on the obverse.
This official effigy has been designed by Glyn Davies, which also features on the new British Isles coin releases.
All struck from 22 carat Gold, each Sovereign in this range features the unique East India Company Privy Mark which depicts a portrayal of St. Edward’s Crown bearing the initials CR.
But, this Sovereign range has been given strict worldwide edition limits.
In fact, The East India Company’s 2023 Sovereign is nearly 24 times more limited than the SOLD-OUT UK 2022 Memorial Sovereign, which was also the first to feature King Charles III.
What’s more, the 2021 Gold Sovereign and the 2022 Five-Sovereign set completely sold-out.
How to secure yours…
The emphasis on this being the first Sovereign range from The East India Company to feature King Charles III cannot be overstated.
When you consider past sell-outs combined with demand collectors demonstrated for the first UK Sovereigns to feature His Majesty, demand is expected to be unmatched.
But, The Westminster Collection has been lucky enough to secure a small number of Sovereigns from this brand-new range. Although, looking at the edition limits, they are unlikely to be available for long…
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!
The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III was one of the most momentous occasions in modern British History, marking the culmination of a 74-year journey to the throne.
A huge global spectacle, the ceremony itself defined a new chapter for the British monarchy, as His Majesty The King was crowned alongside Her Majesty The Queen.
And now, you can commemorate this landmark event with the new Coronation Sovereign 2023 Range, celebrating The King’s coronation.
The range isn’t available just yet, but the Struck on the Day Coronation Sovereign has already sold out – so make sure you register your interest below to be the first to receive the latest news on this milestone Sovereign release.