2014 Gold Sovereigns - St. George & Dragon Design
Uncirculated / Bullion Sovereigns
We received our first delivery of 2014 bullion sovereigns on Friday 15th November 2013.
The Royal Mint have decided to market the uncirculated coins more heavily as bullion, they have changed the packaging and these coins are now delivered in tubes of 25. If you order quantities in less than 25, or not in multiples of 25, then your coins will be delivered in a small resealable plastic bag. You may purchase a leatherette box below for your coin.
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 but we are pleased to say that once again for 2014 we can still offer a discount of £25 on the official Royal Mint issue price. (Comparison on 23/12/2013).
Update - 21st January
Just 5 weeks after we bought our proof sovereigns, The Royal Mint have reduced their price from £450 to £390. We have reduced our price accordingly and at £375 are offering a £15 discount, but we are now making a loss on them. As you can imagine, not only customers who purchased theirs at the higher price, but also dealers like us, are not happy with this news.
If The Royal Mint continue to drop their prices to amounts equal to, or lower than the trade prices, we may need to stop stocking Royal Mint products, as there will be no need to, and customers may as well go directly to the mint. If this happens, The Royal Mint will no longer have any competition and with a complete monopoly over the market, will be able to increase their prices to over-inflated amounts once more, with no option for customers to purchase from elsewhere.
For more information please see our blog post here.
Buying Sovereigns from Chard
We will always offer a discount on these coins, compared with buying direct from The Royal Mint. If we can not offer a substantial saving we will not stock them.
Buying from us you also get the benefit of buying from expert professional numismatists who have been in the business for over 40 years. While we appreciate the Royal Mint have existed for longer, we know more about sovereigns and half sovereigns than they do!
Sovereign Issue Limits
The issue limit for the 2014 proof sovereign is 7,500 in the 'limited edition presentation' i.e. individually in a box.
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We still believe that older proof sovereigns represent much better value, but obviously many collectors prefer to have one of each date or the date 2014 may be of importance for births, birthdays, or other celebrations.
Update - May 2014: The 2014 Uncirculated Sovereigns are back in stock.
Black Leatherette Case for Uncirculated Sovereigns* - Purchased with Sovereign
* Please note this is £2.00 when purchased with a sovereign only. The regular price for the boxes is £3.00.
Black Leatherette Case for Uncirculated Sovereigns - Purchased Without Sovereign
Gold Proof Sovereign
Call to check availability
Royal Mint Packaging
The Royal Mint are producing their own packaging for a 2014 Brilliant Uncirclated Sovereign, and marketing this as a different product from the 2014 Bullion Sovereign. Currently (23rd December 2013) to purchase this from the Royal Mint, would cost you £134 more than to purchase the bullion sovereign from ourselves. You may want to purchase their uncirculated coin just for the packaging, but we would suggest that you save your money and treat yourself to some silver Britannias instead!*
2014 Half Sovereigns - Prices & Availability
2014 British 5 Coin Sets
Including the quarter sovereign.
2014 British 3 Coin Sets
The 3 coin set usually consists of a sovereign, half sovereign and double sovereign or two pound piece, this is now called a Premium Three Coin Set. The 'standard' three coin set now contains a sovereign, a half sovereign and the quarter sovereign.
2014 Quarter Sovereigns
Postage & Packing
UK at Buyer's Risk £3.50 per order, or...
UK Fully Insured £9 per order, plus £1 for every £1,000 spent
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail at Buyer's Risk $10 US, or...
USA Insured Shipping $20 US
Canada Airmail at Buyer's Risk $15 Can, or...
Canada Insured Shipping via Fedex $40 Can