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As news broke of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, investors immediately scrambled towards the safety of gold, sending the price of the precious metal soaring to a one-year high. Here in Britain, although many miles away from the action in Ukraine, the conflict could certainly see a heavy impact on our lives and finances. Could we soon see new all-time highs in gold?

The price of gold and silver have been boosted, breaching the $1,900 level, stoked by growing reports of a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia, as well as concerns over US inflation levels.

The flagship coin of The Royal Mint, the Sovereign coin traditionally features the current reigning monarch on the obverse, and St George and the Dragon on the reverse – however, throughout the years there have been some commemorative reverse designs honouring historic events. In this guide we will take a detailed look at each of them.