The 2019 Five Sovereign Gold Proof Coin


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Issued in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, this collection celebrates the most iconic and beautiful coinage of her reign

The 2019 Sovereign collection celebrates one of the most extraordinary Monarchs in British history and is a unique tribute to Queen Victoria’s greatest coinage during her reign as Queen and Empress.

Released in the 200th year since her birth, each coin in this beautiful heritage collection is inspired by the original designs, widely considered to be Queen Victoria’s finest and greatest. It is issued as a long-lasting tribute to one of Britain’s most significant Monarchs on who’s Empire the ‘sun never set’.

The 2019 Five Sovereign features the design from Queen Victoria’s rarest and most celebrated coins. Inspired by the 1839 Una and Lion 5 Pound Piece, arguably the most beautiful English coin in the world, this is a rare opportunity for serious collectors to acquire one of just 200 beautifully minted modern proof versions available individually.



The history of the Una and the Lion Five Pound Piece

In 1839, a Victorian era proof set was issued on the first anniversary of the Queen Victoria’s coronation. Included in this fifteen-piece set was a splendid five-pound gold piece featuring the Queen depicted as Lady Una. Designed by William Wyon, it became one of Queen Victoria’s most sought after and universally praised coins, and is today regarded as one of the most beautiful coins of all time.

The 2019 Five Sovereign is inspired by this legendary Una and the Lion £5 gold coin and features an interpretation of the young Queen standing in a flowing gown, depicted as Lady Una, a character from Edmund Spenser’s 1590 poem entitled ‘The Faerie Queene’. Queen Victoria is shown beside a striding lion, her outstretched right hand holding a jewelled sceptre, symbolic of the young Monarch leading her vast Empire, carrying in her left arm a cross-bearing orb.

This spectacular scene is surrounded by the Latin motto ‘DIRIGE DEUS GRESSUS MEOS’ which translates to “May the Lord direct my steps” and the date 2019 in roman numerals in a true representation of the original masterpiece. Each obverse features the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and legend and is complimented by matching beading detail.


The 2019 Five Sovereign Gold Proof Coin

Alloy: 916.7Au
Diameter: 36.02mm
Weight: 39.94g
Denomination: Five Sovereign
Quality: Proof
Mintage limit: 400 coins


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