Our very first coin to be released with the portrait of King Charles III
features William Wyon’s interpretation of a numismatic classic.
St George & The Dragon
Released in a unique and rare ‘Piedfort’ Sovereign specification with only 100 coins minted worldwide.
2023 Masterpiece George & The Dragon
Sovereign Piedfort Gold Proof Coin
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The History behind this new Masterpiece
William Wyon’s reputation as a great coin designer is forever linked to Queen Victoria, with Masterpieces such as the ‘Young Head’ portrait, ‘Una & The Lion’ and the ‘Gothic Crown’ released to mark her 10th year as monarch.
In 1844 Wyon was privately commissioned by Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, to design a personal medal that would ultimately be awarded to Henry Cole, the driving force behind The Great Exhibition of 1851. Wyon chose to use the medal’s canvas to present his interpretation of St George slaying the mighty Dragon, an image synonymous with his rival, Benedetto Pistrucci.
Wyon died in 1851 so, sadly, his dramatic St George & The Dragon is a fitting end to our series of the great man’s Masterpiece designs. Available now as a range of limited-edition Gold and Silver Proof quality coins including this prestigious Piedfort Sovereign specification.
RARELY ISSUED ‘PIEDFORT’
The most prestigious of coin specification
With twice the weight and thickness of a normal coin, Piedfort specifications have been issued since the twelfth century and have been historically associated with the Monarchy and also used as prestigious gifts or display pieces.
This 2023 Masterpiece George & The Dragon Sovereign Piedfort Gold Proof Coin has been created in this prestigious specification to celebrate the very first coin issued to bear the new portrait of King Charles III by acclaimed engraver Glyn Davies.
Making this coin equally magnificent on its reverse for the very first time in history is William Wyon’s very last ‘masterpiece’. Created for Prince Albert in 1844, Wyon’s rendition of St George and The Dragon has been faithfully reproduced on this unique and rare Piedfort tribute strictly limited to only 100 coins available worldwide.EXPLORE MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE PIEDFORT SPECIFICATION