Gold bullion Sovereigns are one of the most investable and recognisable gold coins in the world - first minted over 200 years ago and used as British currency ever since. The 2020 Sovereign coin is 7.988 grams of 22-carat gold. Our supply of coins come direct from the Royal Mint.
The coin bears the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, aged 88 at the time of commission. It was designed by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint - the first time one of their own staff had sculpted the portrait - and features the Queen in the King George IV State Diadem (worn during the annual State Opening of Parliament) and Diamond Jubilee drop pearl earrings.
The latin accompanying her is DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF. Expanded this is 'Dei Gratia Regina' or 'By the Grace of God, Queen'. FID DEF stands for 'Fidei Defensatrix' which means 'Defender of the Faith'; a nod to her status as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
In keeping with tradition, the reverse of the coin portrays St George on a horse slaying a dragon, as designed by Benedetto Pistrucci in 1816 ready for the Royal Mint's revival of Sovereigns in 1817.
Following the changes to international shipping after Brexit, orders to the European Union under €1,500 will be sent with Colissimo, in collaboration with national postal services across Europe. Orders greater than €1,500 (up to €40,000) will be sent by FedEx.
All orders of any size or value up to €40,000 are sent withfree, insured delivery, with a 25kg weight limit per parcel. Orders worth more than €40,000 will be dispatched in separate parcels on consecutive days.