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2017 Gold Proof Sovereigns - 200th Anniversary Collection

The 2017 gold proof sovereigns were released in November, 2016.

Five Coin Sovereign Collection

We have sold out of our allocation of sets. We do have the 3-Coin Premium Sovereign Set available. Please contact us if you would like to join our wishlist.

When compared to the Royal Mint price of £3,295.00 you will make a saving of £3,295.00 per item when ordering from us.

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200th Anniversary of the First Modern Sovereign

The design on the 2017 proof sovereign celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first modern sovereign. The Royal Mint have remastered the original, 1817 reverse design by Benedetto Pistrucci.

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, by the artist, Jody Clark, is featured on the obverse of the coin. It is the first time since 1887 that the date has been featured on the obverse of the sovereign.  


A remastered St George and the Dragon design features on the reverse of the coins. The Royal Mint crafted the tools for the design from the 1817 Benedetto Pistrucci original.


Denomination Diameter Weight AGW* Description
Five Pounds 36.02 39.94 1.1771 St George & Dragon
Two Pounds 28.40 15.98 0.4708 St George & Dragon
Sovereign (Pound) 22.05 7.99 0.2354 St George & Dragon
Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence) 19.30 3.99 0.1177 St George & Dragon
Quarter Sovereign 13.50 1.997 0.0588 St George & Dragon
Total   69.90 2.0599  

Notes on Table

Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.

See Also

2017 Quarter Sovereigns

2017 Half Sovereigns

2017 Sovereigns

2017 3-Coin Premium Sovereign Set

More Information

More information about British gold sets is available on our British Gold Sets Information page.

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Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
EU Insured Post £10 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20, plus $1 per $1,000
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $40, plus $1 per $1,000
2017 proof sovereign inPresentation Box

2017 Gold Proof 5 Coin Sovereign Set in Presentation Box

2017 proof Sovereign Reverse featuring the border text Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

2017 Gold Proof Sovereign Reverse

2017 proof sovereign obverse

2017 Gold Proof Sovereign Obverse


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