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2015 Gold Sovereigns - St. George & Dragon Design - Fifth Portait

On 2nd March, 2015, The Royal Mint unveiled the new fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Coins produced after this date will bear the new effigy.

Our first delivery of the fifth portrait coins arrived on 2nd April, 2015.

Gold Proof Sovereign - Fifth Portrait

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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, feature a brand new portrait designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark. 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 both the proof and bullion coins will be 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 nearly 50 years. While we appreciate the Royal Mint have existed for longer, we know more about sovereigns and half sovereigns than they do!

2015 Sovereign Packaging

The sovereigns were delivered to us in tubes of 25 coins, rather than sealed sheets. If you order multiples of 25, we will send them in The Royal Mint tubes.

If you would like a box for your coin we can supply these at an additional £2. These can be added at checkout.

Issue Limits

We do not know the issue limit for the bullion or the proof coins yet. Last year the proof coin's mintage limit was 7,500 coins.

Sovereign Specifications

Denomination Diameter Weight AGW* Description
Sovereign (Pound) 22.05 7.99 0.2354 St George & Dragon

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.

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.

Proof Sovereigns

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.


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See Also

2015 Sovereign - Fourth Portrait

2015 Half Sovereigns - Prices & Availability

2015 Five Coin Sovereign Sets - Fourth Portrait

2015 Five Coin Sovereign Sets - Fifth Portrait

2015 Quarter Sovereigns

Including the quarter sovereign.

2015 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.

2015 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
Ian Rank Broadley Obverse

2015 Proof Sovereign with Jody Clark Fifth Portrait Obverse

Ian Rank Broadley Obverse

2015 Proof Sovereign Reverse

2015 Gold Proof Sovereign in Presentation Box

2015 Proof Sovereign in Presentation Box

2015 Gold Proof Sovereign Outer Presentation Box

2015 Proof Sovereign Outer Presentation Box

2015 Gold Proof Sovereign Outer Presentation Box

2015 Proof Sovereign Certificate Obverse

2015 Proof Sovereign Certificate Reverse

2015 Proof Sovereign Certificate Reverse

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