2017 Gold Proof Sovereign - 200th Anniversary Design
The 2017 gold proof sovereigns were released in November, 2016. We received our first delivery on 11th November, 2016.
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200th Anniversary of the First Modern Sovereign
2017 is the 200th anniversary of the first modern sovereign and Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon design.
The proof version of the 2017 sovereigns feature a remastered version of the original St. George and the Dragon design.
The 2017 design features the addition of the garter border and inscription, which appeared on the original design.
Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense
The garter inscription on the St. George and the Dragon reverse reads "Honi soit qui mal y pense", which is French for "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it".
This is the motto of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in the UK. Find out more on our Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense page.
The fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin. This was designed by the artist, Jody Clark. It is the first time since 1887 that the date has been featured on the obverse of the sovereign.
A special, remastered version of Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the Dragon design features on the reverse of the coin. The Royal Mint crafted the tools for the design from the 1817 original.
These coins are presented in a wooden presentation box, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint.
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.
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!
2017 Bullion Sovereign - Shield Privy Mark
2017 Quarter Sovereigns
2017 Half Sovereigns
2017 Five Coin Sovereign Set
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.