2020 Five Sovereign Gold Proof Coin

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2020 FIVE SOVEREIGN GOLD PROOF COIN

In 1818, new crown coins of 5 shillings were minted in the fifty-eighth year of King George III’s reign, the first such coins ever issued since he became King in 1760.

The reverse designs seen on these large silver coins included the classic and iconic numismatic masterpiece of Benedetto Pistrucci’s “St George slaying the Dragon”. His exemplary creation was first included on British gold Sovereigns in 1817 which were issued as part of Great Britain’s revised coinage that fundamentally changed the everyday commerce of Britain the year before with the introduction of the Great Recoinage.

Issued as part of the 2020 King George III Sovereign collection featuring designs from some of the most fascinating coins from the reign of Britain’s longest-reigning King.

Struck to an exception ‘proof’ finish this 2020 Double Sovereign promises to be one of the most unique coins issued this year.

With ONLY 50 coins available in this presentation and JUST 150 coins minted in total,
the 2020 Five Sovereign is expected to be one of the rarest issued of all time.

PRODUCT ISSUE LIMIT – 50 COINS

 

 

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THE 2020 SOVEREIGN COLLECTION

King George III ascended the British throne in 1760 and was to become England’s longest ruling monarch until his granddaughter Queen Victoria. During his 59-year reign he presided over victory in the Seven Years’ War, a successful resistance to the threat of a Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and most famously the loss of the American Revolution. His reign saw the acquisition of Australia and New Zealand to the British Empire, the abolition of the Slave Trade throughout British colonies and the uniting of Great Britain and Ireland by the Act of Union creating a new ‘United Kingdom’. A devoted family man King George III was conscientious and well educated with a keen interest in science and the arts.

Commemorating one of Britain’s most famous and controversial monarchs on the 200th anniversary of the end of his reign in 1820, this series of five 2020 Sovereign denominations promises to be one of the most faithful and unique tributes to his reign celebrating some of his most exceptional coin designs and exploring the fascinating stories behind them.

THE FIVE SOVEREIGN DESIGN

The Five Sovereign coin from our 2020 Sovereign collection includes a stunning and classic interpretation of England’s patron Saint George on horseback slaying the fierce dragon. This intricately detailed scene created by artist Veronica Makinnon, is surrounded by the Latin motto “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” placed around the design.

 

Specification:

Alloy: 0.9167 Au

Diameter: 36.02mm

Weight:  39.94g

Mintage Limit: 150

PRODUCT ISSUE LIMIT – 50 COINS

 
 

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