The 2019 Sovereign Gold Proof Coin


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The East India Company’s first-ever Sovereign coin

Minted to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, the 2019 Sovereign Gold Proof coin is the very first Sovereign to be issued in over 400 years of The East India Company’s history. Queen Victoria was declared Empress of India in 1877 adopting India, previously under ‘Company Rule’ in to the British Empire.

This incredibly precious Gold Proof Sovereign is part of the 2019 Queen Victoria Sovereign Collection – a series of sovereign denomination proof coins which celebrate the most iconic coins of Britain’s most famous Monarch.

Depicting the beautiful the shield reverse as seen on Victoria’s last silver half-crown coins, this faithfully designed Sovereign incorporates the British spade-shaped coat of arms depicted on a single quarter-divided shield, featuring representations of the three realms of the United Kingdom.

The spade-shaped shield is placed on a bed of Tudor roses and surrounded by the same inscription – DIRIGE DEUS GRESSUS MEOS – as found on all the 2019 Sovereign denominations in this collection. The 2019 date is separated by a small engraved George and the Dragon emblem echoing the style of the original 1897 Half Crown.

Strictly limited to just 1819 coins worldwide, this coin first is now available for customers wishing to add one of this year’s most limited and special releases to their collection.


The Queen Victoria Sovereign Collection

The first-ever Sovereign coins minted by The East India Company and St Helena

Included in this exceptional five-coin Sovereign denominated gold series are some of the most renowned reverse designs that appeared on Victoria’s coinage and which have been especially recreated for this occasion.

Of particular importance is the new five pound gold piece which recreates the famous “Una and the Lion” design. The reverse side of the new double-sovereign includes a great favourite widely sought after, the gothic Crown. First issued in 1847 to mark the 10th anniversary of Victoria’s accession, it included four crowned shields representing the primary realms of Great Britain with a defining Gothic style.

The Sovereign coin is outstanding as it includes the shield reverse seen on Victoria’s last silver half-crown coins. The half Sovereign is especially relevant as it includes Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic interpretation of St George slaying the dragon, first included on half sovereign coins during Queen Victoria’s reign.

For the quarter sovereign, a classic rendition of Britannia is included, first seen on Queen Victoria’s copper pennies, half pennies and farthings from 1860.

The 2019 Sovereign Gold Proof Coin

Alloy: 916.7Au

Diameter: 22.05mm

Weight: 7.98g

Denomination: Sovereign

Quality: Proof

Issue limit: 1819


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Delivery & Returns

All coins will be shipped via registered post depending on location.

UK: £9.95
Europe: from £18
International: from £30.00

See our delivery page for more information.

To talk to one of our dedicated Account Managers in person about the Queen Victoria Sovereign Collection or any of our coin releases please contact us on +44(0)203 2053380 or to request a call back, please email [email protected] stating your name and contact number and one of the team will be happy to assist you.