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!
Did you know that the Gold Sovereign has an incredibly rich history stretching back over 530 years!
Known as the flagship coin of Great Britain, it’s easily one of the most famous coins in the world.
And in my latest video I tell you everything you need to know spanning from 1489 to the modern day.
If you’re interested…
The UK 2022 Gold Proof Sovereign was released at 9am yesterday. In less than a day, the whole range was sold out at the Royal mint.
That makes it the fastest selling sovereign. Ever.
And this isn’t by chance. Here’s how the 2022 Sovereign has already become the UK’s fastest selling ever.
Special one-year-only design
This year, The Royal Mint took the decision to issue a special one-year-only design to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year. Sovereign design changes don’t come around often, and this is the first time since 2002 that the iconic St George and the Dragon design was removed from the reverse.
Once in a lifetime Sovereign
The Sovereign was issued to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen will mark an impressive 70 years on the throne in February next year – something that we are unlikely to ever see again in our lifetime.
Importantly, the edition limit of the 2022 Sovereign was just 10,500 – this is the same as the 2017 Sovereign which also featured a one year only design change. The 2017 sovereign sold out in just a few days due to unprecedented collector demand, so there was already huge demand expected for this release.
We still have a limited number of the UK 2022 Sovereign available for customers. If you’d like to order the UK 2022 Gold Proof Sovereign, please enter your details below and a member of our team will contact you.
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