• St George and the Dragon sovereign reverse design inside Royal Mint capsule and sleeve
    Reverse In Sleeve
  • Close-up view of the 2009 dated St George and the Dragon sovereign reverse design
  • Certificate of Authenticity that showcases the 2009 sovereign coin specifications.
    Certificate of Authenticity
  • St George and the Dragon sovereign reverse design inside Royal Mint capsule and sleeve
  • Close-up view of the 2009 dated St George and the Dragon sovereign reverse design
  • Certificate of Authenticity that showcases the 2009 sovereign coin specifications.
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2009 Sovereign Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Coin - In Sleeve

These 2009 Gold Sovereign Elizabeth II Bullion Coin - In Sleeve feature the fourth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, and the iconic St George and the dragon design on the reverse.

  • Manufactured by The Royal Mint
  • 22 carat gold / 0.9167 fineness
  • Contains 0.2354 troy ounces of the precious metal
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax
  • VAT free
  • Maximum Mintage: 75,000 coins
  • Weight: 7.98g
  • Diameter: 22.05mm
  • Issued in Royal Mint sleeve

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The 2009 Gold Sovereign Coin

The 2009 gold sovereign coin is British legal tender and is Capital Gains Tax exempt which makes this bullion coin popular with investors. At Chards we stock almost all Queen Elizabeth II sovereigns past and present.

Fourth Coinage Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Taking inspiration from celebrated engravers of the past such as Benedetto Pistrucci, Ian Rank-Broadley wanted the portrait to occupy more of the coin's obverse field, consequently giving the regal depiction the impression of increased definition and a bold quality.

Whilst the design took cues from historical artists there was an immediate contrast with the portrait's predecessor, with Ian taking a far more "realistic" approach to his envisionment of the royal figure saying that there was "no need to disguise the matureness of the Queen's years. There is no need to flatter her. She is a 70-year-old woman with poise and bearing."

A detail that is consistent with those before is the lack of a crown on the Queen’s head, whilst this may cause initial confusion for those unable to distinguish between royal heirlooms, Elizabeth II is in fact adorning the "Girls of Great Britain Tiara" gifted to her majesty as a wedding present Queen Mary.


The obverse showcases the 4th portrait of Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, and it carries the following inscription:



The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci's iconic depiction of St. George slaying the dragon. This has appeared (with a few exceptions) on the reverse of modern sovereign coins since 1817.

2009 B.P.


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure75,000
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.