This 2014 Gold Proof Full Sovereign - NGC PF-70 Ultra Cameo coin was issued by the Royal Mint.
In 2014 an unknown number of sovereign coins were stuck with a BU obverse and a proof reverse. Today there is a scarce amount of these Unfrosted Obverse Die Error sovereigns as the Royal Mint's quality control team check these gold proofs.
Struck from 22 carat gold (0.9167 fineness) this proof coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) and has attained the grade of PF 70. It's worth noting the coin is Ultra Cameo, meaning there's a high contrast between the matte and mirror finish on the design.
The 2014 gold sovereign features the iconic St George and the Dragon reverse design, by Benedetto Pistrucci. The obverse bears the portrait designed by Ian Rank-Broadley of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The issue limit for this proof sovereign is 7,500 but only 3263 were minted.
The obverse features the fourth definitive coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. This portrait features on sovereigns from 1998 until 2015. The engraver's initials IRB are set below the truncated neck. The obverse bears the inscription ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRA REGINA·FID·DEF
The reverse of the coin features the Benedetto Pistrucci design which shows St George slaying the dragon. The date and the engraver's initials B.P. can be found in the exergue.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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