Queen Elizabeth II Proof Sovereigns (New Portrait) 2016 - Date

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Queen Elizabeth II Proof Sovereigns (New Portrait) 2016 - Date

Specially struck versions of the classic gold sovereign and piedfort sovereign, struck with polished dies to create a mirrored finish to the field and a frosted one to the detail.

Obverse: The fifth definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen was unveiled 2nd March 2015. The design is by Jody Clark, who aged 33, is the youngest artist to have achieved this honour. The design was selected via a competition, commissioned by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee, which invited Royal Mint engravers and designers, along with specially invited artists from the public, to submit their designs..

Reverse: St.George mounted with sword attacking the dragon, streamer flowing from St George's helmet. The date appears below the exergue line at the bottom with the letters B.P. to the right.

Reverse: 2017 (proof only) 200th Anniversary of the Sovereign features the original St George and Dragon with garter border by Benedetto Pistrucci from 1817.

Gold Proof Sovereign

- Struck in 22ct gold to Proof quality
- Queens effigy by Jody Clark
- 7.98g Weight/ 22.05mm Diameter
- Featuring Reverse design of St George and the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Presented within presentation case and numbered certificate of authenticity

Gold Proof Piedfort Sovereign

- Struck in 22ct gold to Proof quality
- Double Thickness Piedfort Type
- Queens effigy by Jody Clark
- 15.97g Weight/ 22.05mm Diameter

- Featuring Reverse design of St George and the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Presented within a luxury case with numbered certificate of authenticity

All Queen Elizabeth II 5th Portrait proof and Piedfort sovereigns are struck at the Liantrisant mint in Wales, none are struck at overseas mints. The photos shown are examples only, the grade you will receive will be in FDC Proof (untouched) condition.