The new 2022 Gold Proof Sovereign features the Royal Coat of Arms by Timothy Noad.
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.
We have managed to obtain, at higher prices, further supplies of some of the proof sovereign range which are now available to purchase.
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These coins are struck to a proof finish from 22 carat (0.9167 fine) gold. Each coin comes housed inside a wooden presentation box and is issued with a numbered certificate of authenticity from the Royal Mint.
We have been stocking the new proof sovereign range every year since 2000. The information provided here is based on Privy Council notices, combined with over 20 years of experience. Once we receive embargoed information, we are constrained by what we can and cannot publish.
We almost always offer a worthwhile discount on the Royal Mint retail price. Once we accept an order, we guarantee to supply it.
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.
In 2022, Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee (70 years of service). 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”
Designed by Timothy Noad, the reverse 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||The Royal Mint|
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