The 2019 Five Sovereign Gold Proof Coin – SOLD OUT
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.
PRODUCT ISSUE LIMIT – 200 COINS WORLDWIDE
The 2019 Five Sovereign Gold Proof Coin
Denomination: Five Sovereign
Mintage limit: 400 coins
Delivery & ReturnsAll coins will be shipped via registered post depending on location.
Una Coins Only
Una 1/2g Coin Only
International Zone 1: £14.95
International Zone 2,3: £19.95
- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
- Liquids cannot be shipped outside of the EU.
- Numismatics (Bullion) cannot be shipped to India
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.