2015 Gold Sovereigns - St. George & Dragon Design - Fifth Portait
Gold Proof Sovereign - Fifth Portrait
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On 2nd March, 2015, The Royal Mint unveiled a new portrait of the Queen.The fifth portrait has been designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark. Coins produced after this date will bear the new effigy.
Our first delivery of the fifth portrait coins arrived on 2nd April, 2015.
New Fifth Portrait
For the first time in over 100 years, there are two designs for the 2015 sovereign. The early coins feature the portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley, on the obverse, whilst proof coins produced after 2nd March, 2015, will feature the brand new portrait of the Queen. The fourth portrait sovereign is available here.
The reverse features the famous St George and the dragon design, by Benedetto Pistrucci.
Buying from Chard
Not only can we guarantee that our prices for the proof coins are cheaper than The Royal Mint's but buying from us you also get the benefit of buying from expert professional numismatists who have been in the business for over 50 years. While we appreciate the Royal Mint have existed for longer, we know more about sovereigns and half sovereigns than they do!
We do not know the issue limit for the proof coins yet. Last year the proof coin's mintage limit was 7,500 coins.
Uncirculated Sovereigns - Fifth Portrait
The fifth portrait will not appear on uncirculated sovereigns during 2015. The 2016 uncirculated sovereign will be the first to depict the fifth effigy.
Information about the 2016 sovereign with Queen Elizabeth II's fifth portrait is available here.
We have always been able to offer the proof sovereign at significant discount to The Royal Mint (and many of our competitors) as we are happy to pass any trade discount on to our customers. In recent years the trade discount has been reduced and The Royal Mint's selling terms are becoming more and more one-sided.
02/03/2015 - Queen Elizabeth II's fifth portrait unveiled by The Royal Mint.
03/03/2015 - Misunderstanding with what coins will feature the fifth portrait. Seeking confirmation of this.
03/03/2015 - Confirmation that the fifth portrait will not appear on bullion products.
06/03/2015 - Expected delivery date of fifth portrait proof sovereigns given as late March/early April 2015.
02/04/2015 - The coins arrive with us.
Postage & Packing
UK Fully Insured £9, plus £1 per £1,000. (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Airmail to USA $10
Insured to USA $20
See our Postage & Packing Information Page for more details.
We despatch most of our orders within 24 hours (if the coins are in stock), although we do reserve the right to clear cheques before despatch. If your order is urgent for a gift, please tell us on the order form and we will do our best to help.
We also have leatherette cases available for the Uncirculated version, priced £2 each if ordered with coins.
The fine gold content of a sovereign is 0.2354 troy ounces.