The Royal mint has issued this special Gold Proof Piedfort Sovereign
to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of
Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation
This special edition features Pistrucci’s
original masterpiece , and also have a Crown Privy Mark, with the number 65 intertwined.
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 Piedfort Sovereign comes complete with numbered certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.
METAL: 22 CARAT GOLD
WEIGHT: 15.976 GRAMS
DIAMETER: 22.05 MM