200th Anniversary of the First Modern Sovereign
The 2017 gold proof sovereigns feature a special, remastered version of the original, 1817 St George and the Dragon 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 obverse featured the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It also features the date, which has not appeared on the obverse of a sovereign since 1887.
The reverse is the Benedetto Pistrucci St George and the Dragon design, as first used in 1817.
Buying from Chard
Not only can we guarantee that our prices for both the proof and bullion 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 nearly 50 years. While we appreciate the Royal Mint have existed for longer, we know more about sovereigns and half sovereigns than they do!
Notes on TableWeight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
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