This 2022 Gold Proof Sovereign features the Platinum Jubilee Royal Coat of Arms design by Timothy Noad.
This gold proof coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) and attained the highest grade of PF70. It's worth noting the coins are also Ultra Cameo, meaning there's a high contrast between the matte and mirror finish on the design.
The Royal Coat of Arms is the official coat of arms for Queen Elizabeth II and the change in design will coincide with her Platinum Jubilee. Find out more about the new 2022 Platinum Jubilee sovereign in our blog.
Each coin comes with the original Royal Mint wooden box and certificate of authenticity that they were issued with.
The British Royal Coat of Arms is unique to each monarch. It consists of a crest, motto and shield, with two 'supporters' on each side. Queen Elizabeth II's coat of arms features the quartered shield of the United Kingdom, surmounted by a royal crown. The motto reads "Dieu et mon droit", meaning "God on my right".
The shield dates back to the 1707 Act of Union and symbolises the alliance of the four Great British nations. The shield displays the three passant lions for England, the rampant lion for Scotland, the three lions for Wales and the golden harp for Northern Ireland. The supporters of the shield are a golden lion and a silver unicorn.
This special Royal Coat of Arms sovereign has been issued to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Elizabeth II ascended the British throne on 6th February 1952 after the sudden death of her father, King George VI. She was not officially crowned until 2nd June 1953.
Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee (70 years of service) in 2022. She is the first British monarch to reach this milestone event.
The obverse of the 2022 sovereign features the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. The text reads:
ELIZABETH II ∙ DEI ∙ GRA · REGINA ∙ FID ∙ DEF
The reverse was designed by Timothy Noad, and features an interpretation of the Royal Coat of Arms. The arms feature the quartered shield of the United Kingdom, surmounted by a royal crown, topped by a golden lion. The date appears at the bottom.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Timothy Noad|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||NGC|
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