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2017 Whole Coin Set Sovereign - 5 Coins Gold Proof

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.

200th Anniversary of the Sovereign Collection

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. 

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense 

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
Fineness: 0.916
Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
Reverse Designer: Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint: The Royal Mint
Mintage: 750
Finish: Proof
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 Diameter: 22.05mm
Sovereign Weight: 7.981g
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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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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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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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. 

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