In 2017 the Royal mint issued this special half Gold Sovereign
to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of
Beneditto Pistrucci’s famous depiction .
The certificate number of this special 2017 half Sovereign is 2017.
This special edition features Pistrucci’s orginal ‘garter’ masterpiece , the ‘garter’ surrounds the famous St George and the dragon design.
This is the first time this beautiful design has featured on the Sovereign since 1820.
This 2017 half Gold Sovereign, has the date on the obverse of the coin, for the first time since 1887
The history of the sovereign, can be traced back to the fifteenth century,
four years after the Battle of Bosworth.
This decisive battle of the War of the Roses.
The new tudor King Henry VII celebrated the stability of his realm with
‘A new Coin of Gold’
The Sovereign was named to honour the king.
The Sovereign a statement of wealth and strength.
Of the new Tudor dynasty the defining feature of this magnificent coin
was a portrait of England’s monarch.
Every year a judicial ceremony called
‘The Trial of Pyx’ meets as it has done for over 700 hundred year.
At the ‘trial’ an independent panel sworn in by HM Queen
ascertains whether the coins made by the Royal Mint
are the correct weight, diameter and composition of the coins.
As required by law.
This Sovereign comes complete with number certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.
THIS COIN IS BRAND NEW AND SEALED
METAL: 22 CARAT GOLD
WEIGHT: 3.98 GRAMS
DIAMETER: 19.3 MM