The 2017 gold proof sovereign celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the first modern sovereign. It features a remastered version of the original St George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci which appeared on the first modern sovereign in 1817.
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The 5 coin sovereign set contains a quarter, half and full sovereign, as well as a £2 and a £5 coin.
To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Modern Sovereign, a remastered version of the 1817 iconic St George and the Dragon design features on the reverse of each of the coins. The design, by Benedetto Pistrucci, features the garter border, which has not been appeared on sovereigns since 1820.
The garter inscription on the St. George and the Dragon reverse reads "Honi soit qui mal y pense", which is French for "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it".
This is the motto of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in the UK.
The five coins sovereign sets have a limited edition presentation of 750 sets.
The obverse of the coins was designed by the artist, Jody Clark. It is the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The date notably appears on the obverse - the first time since 1887.
The iconic Bendetto Pistrucci St George and the Dragon design is featured on the reverse of each of the coins. Unlike in previous years, the design included the garter with incription. This has not appeared on sovereigns since 1820.
|Alloy:||22 carat gold|
|Obverse Designer:||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer:||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Mint:||The Royal Mint|
|Quarter Sovereign Diameter:||13.50mm|
|Quarter Sovereign Weight:||1.997g|
|Quarter Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.0588 Troy oz|
|Half Sovereign Diameter:||19.30mm|
|Half Sovereign Weight:||3.99g|
|Half Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.1177 Troy oz|
|Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Double Sovereign Diameter:||28.40mm|
|Double Sovereign Weight:||15.98g|
|Double Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.4708 Troy oz|
|Quintuple Sovereign Diameter:||36.02mm|
|Quintuple Sovereign Weight:||39.94g|
|Quintuple Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||1.1771 Troy oz|
|Actual Gold Weight of Whole Set:||2.0599 Troy oz|
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