In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee year, the 2022 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin showcased a one-off coat of arms design. This special design portrayed the Lion of England and the Unicorn of Scotland on opposite sides of a crowned shield, symbolising the enduring unity between the two nations. The 2022 year-date features at the bottom of the design.
The obverse of the Full Sovereign Gold Coin bears the fifth and final portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by artist Jody Clark.
- Weighs 7.98g and is struck in 22ct gold, equalling 7.32g of Actual Fine Gold Content.
- Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- VAT free and Capital Gains Tax exempt.
- Minted to Bullion Standard.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 22.05mm Thickness: 1.52mm.
In 2022 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the first ever British monarch to mark 70 years on the throne. In honour of her Platinum Jubilee, the 2022 sovereign coins featured a special coat of arms reverse design.
The gold sovereign is one of Britain's most famous coins, the first of which was minted in 1489 by King Henry VII. The modern Sovereign featuring Benedetto Pistrucci's 'St George & the Dragon' reverse design was first struck in 1817. Due to its long history, the UK Sovereign coin is considered by many as the flagship coin of the Royal Mint.
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