A new denomination in the gold sovereign series. 2009 was the first time a gold quarter sovereign has ever been issued, apart from two patterns produced in 1853.
Uncirculated Quarter Sovereigns
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Gold Proof Quarter Sovereigns
Gold proof quarter sovereigns are still supplied to the trade and we are able to offer discounts on the official Royal Mint issue price.
According to the Royal Mint:
The Quarter Sovereign Victorian Pattern Pieces
The coinage reform in the reign of George III made no provision for a quarter-sovereign, the denomination of five shillings being satisfactorily served by the large silver crown piece. By 1853, however, there was a perceived need for a more conveniently-sized coin of five shillings and, in initial trials, attractive little quarter-sovereigns were struck as pattern pieces.
The quarter-sovereign pattern pieces of 1853 bore the lovely Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria while two different reverse designs were considered.
The first reverse design features a Crowned Royal Shield of Arms with the text 'QUARTER SOVEREIGN 1853' around the edge
The second reverse design features the text of the proposed denomination and text in the center - 'FIVE SHILLINGS 1853' whilst a crown features at the top and a thistle, rose and clover features at the bottom of the reverse.
The proposal was abandoned probably because the coin was so small it could far too easily be lost between a thumb and forefinger. There was also likely to be the problem that it would wear too fast in circulation as was indeed the case with the half sovereign.
Those exquisite Victorian trial pieces now form a treasured part of the Royal Mint collection.
Now in 2009, a quarter sovereign has been made available to collectors for the very first time. Since it takes its place in the sovereign family, Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the dragon design features on the reverse while the obverse bears the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank- Broadley FRBS.
Denomination:|| Quarter Sovereign
Alloy:|| 0.9167 Au
Weight: || 1.99g
Diameter: || 13.50mm
Obverse Designer: || Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer: || Benedetto Pistrucci
Quality: || Proof
Coin Mintage: || 25,000
Product Issue Limit:|| 10,000
As the last part of the Mint's table is confusing, we will clarify it by explaining that issue limit for the proof is 10,000 pieces, and for the "bullion" version 25,000 pieces.
Quarter Sovereign||13.50||1.997||0.0588||St George & Dragon
Notes on Table
Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
2009 Quarter Sovereigns
2010 Quarter Sovereigns
2011 Quarter Sovereigns
2012 Quarter Sovereigns
2013 Quarter Sovereigns
2014 Quarter Sovereigns
2015 Quarter Sovereigns
2016 Quarter Sovereigns
2017 Quarter Sovereigns
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