In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we are proud to introduce the 2022 Gold Proof Sovereign Collection, featuring a brand new design to mark this historic milestone.
For 70 years, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has tirelessly dedicated her life to her people as Sovereign, the nation’s mother and grandmother and as a example to us all during times of hardship and turmoil. Our Monarch for 70 years, this tribute celebrates the unique life and unfaltering service which defines the true meaning and importance of Monarchy.
The 2022 Double Sovereign Gold Proof Coin
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The 2022 Sovereign Gold Proof Five Coin Set
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A befitting tribute to our longest reigning monarch
The royal arms are presented in full on the imposing 2022 Five Sovereign Coin, the largest coin in the collection. The four distinct quarters of the arms are then captured on the Double Sovereign, Sovereign, Half Sovereign and Quarter Sovereign.
Individually they offer a beautifully detailed insight into specific chapters of The Queen’s family history; together they combine to tell the full heraldic story of the world’s longest reigning monarch as she marks her Platinum Jubilee.
In honour of this historic royal milestone, each coin is finished to our finest proof quality, every design detail crystal clear thanks to a combination of traditional hand craftsmanship and the best of modern minting technology.
Hand engraved by expert medallist Elles Kloosterman, each Sovereign denomination has taken hours of delicate dedication to create a series of completely unique Sovereigns capturing and emphasising each detail of this iconic symbol. Surround each coin is the Latin inscription – DIEU ET MON DROIT – meaning God and my right.
The significance of the Royal Arms and the Monarchy
As Her Majesty becomes the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne, our new 2022 Sovereign design highlights the heritage and heraldry that inform The Queen’s family history and combine to form Her Majesty’s official coat of arms; the royal arms.
Used by The Queen in her official capacity as monarch of the United Kingdom, variants are used by other members of the British royal family, by the British Government and some courts and legislatures in a number of Commonwealth realms. The arms in banner form serve as the monarch's official flag, the Royal Standard.
SYMBOLS OF HERALDRY & HERITAGE
THE LION OF ENGLAND;
One of the Royal family’s oldest symbols dating back to King Richard I, the ‘Lionheart’. It stands on the right-hand side of the shield and is known as the ‘Dexter Supporter’.
THE UNICORN OF SCOTLAND;
Believed to symbolise bravery, innocence and intelligence, it stands on the left-hand side of the shield, known as the ‘Sinister Supporter’.
THE ST. EDWARD’S CROWN;
One of the world’s most recognisable crowns, it is the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels, securely displayed at the Tower of London to the delight of the millions of visitors
THE ROYAL EMBLEMS OF THE NATIONS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
THREE GOLDEN LIONS OF ENGLAND AND WALES
THE GOLDEN HARP OF IRELAND