2020 Matt Finish Sovereign with George III privy mark.
This year’s Sovereign , the Royal Mint has a matt finish to Pistrucci’s original masterpiece which is over 200 years old.
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 numbered certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.
METAL: 22 CARAT GOLD
WEIGHT: 7.98 GRAMS
DIAMETER: 22.05 MM
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