2017 Gold Sovereign Proof

  • Hover to zoom
  • Hover to zoom
  • Hover to zoom
  • Hover to zoom

2017 Gold Sovereign Proof

2017 Proof Sovereign 

This gold sovereign commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the First Modern Sovereign. It features a remastered version of the original St George and the Dragon garter design by Benedetto Pistrucci which appeared on the 1817 George III sovereign.

 

  • This commemorative coin is struck in 22 carat gold to a proof finish
  • Comes in a presentation box with certificate of authenticity
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax
  • Limited mintage of 10,500

Limited to one per household - includes previous sales.

£850.00

Stock status
Out of Stock
Product Type
Investment i

N.B Pictures may not represent the grade of product purchased

More Info

Obverse

Reverse

Coin Specification

Terms of Sale

Delivery Info

The 200th Anniversary of the First Modern Sovereign is celebrated on the 2017 proof sovereign. This commemorative coin features the famous St George and the Dragon garter design by Benedetto Pistrucci. This stunning design was used on the first modern sovereign that was introduced on the 1817 George III sovereign.

In 1816, the British government commissioned a reform of British coinage. The new coinage was issued in 1817 and included the sovereign which was the modern pound coin. 

To celebrate this momentous numismatic occasion, The Royal Mint have remastered the original design from the 1817 George III sovereign. Whilst the St George and the Dragon design has featured frequently in previous years, the garter border and inscription HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE have not been used since 1820.

These coins are presented in a wooden presentation box and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint.

The proof full sovereigns have a mintage figure of 13,050, however this includes the proof coins being issued as parts of sets. The individual proof sovereign has a limited edition presentation figure of 10,500 coins.

You may enjoy reading our blogs:

HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE The Meaning Behind the Motto

2017 Gold Proof Sovereign - The Reveal

2017 Gold Sovereign Coin Prediction

2017 Sovereign - 200th Anniversary of the Modern Sovereign

The Sovereign - Britain's Favourite Gold Coin

The Coins of Queen Victoria - The Young Head Portrait

Inscriptions on Coins

Capital Gains Tax on Bullion – Do I pay this?

What is Legal Tender?

 

The obverse features the fifth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark, his initials JC are below the truncation. This is the first time since 1887 that the date has been featured on the obverse of the coin. The obverse legend reads ELIZABETH II·DEI·GRA·REG·FID·DEF·2017.

A remastered version of the 1817 iconic St George and the Dragon engraving is featured on the reverse of the coin. The design, by Italian engraver, 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. 

Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Fineness 0.916
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage  10,500
Finish Proof

 

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 re calculates 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 Distance Selling Regulation 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. You can view our current buy back prices here.

You can view our full Terms & Conditions here.

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 - Royal Mail Special Delivery. Items sent via this method will normally arrive by 1pm the next working day. Delivery starts from £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

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.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

 

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +44 1253 343 081 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.

 

Postage 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 < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 

 

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here