Celebrating a new Carolean era, The Royal Mint has launched its 2024 Sovereign collection of bullion standard coins featuring the first definitive coinage portrait of King Charles III. Regarded as the ‘chief coin of the world’ because of its accuracy and quality, the Sovereign is internationally recognized and one of the Mint’s flagship coins, popular with investors and collectors. The Sovereign 2024 bullion coin range includes a Sovereign, Half-Sovereign and Quarter-Sovereign, all struck in 22-carat gold.
With a legacy spanning more than 500 years, the Sovereign has been associated with many British monarchs. Now, the ‘chief coin of the world’ features the official coinage portrait of King Charles III, following the inclusion of a crowned coinage portrait of the monarch on the Coronation Sovereign. The coin’s reverse returns to Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the dragon design, which first appeared on the Sovereign in the nineteenth century and has featured every British monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria.
The Sovereign is the most tightly specified coin in the world, representing the pinnacle in minting standards. Its purity is guaranteed to five decimal places, and the Royal Proclamation ensures the weight and purity of each sovereign.