This is a brand new bullion finish coin, issued by the Royal Mint. Coins will be packaged loose for small quantities and come in Royal Mint tubes for orders of 25 and more. If you’d like to further protect your coins, we offer Sovereign coin capsules which fit perfectly.
The Gold Sovereign coin was first minted over 500 years ago and is one of the most recognisable and invested in gold coins on the market.
As the Royal Mint’s flagship coin, It has been used as British currency for centuries.
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The 2022 edition contains 7.988 grams of 22 carat gold.
The obverse of this coin features the familiar fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
This was designed by world-renowned artist Jody Clark. In this design, the Queen is featured in the King George IV Diadem and Diamond Jubilee drop pearl earrings.
For the first time since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee back in 2012, the reverse of the 2022 Sovereign features an alternative design to George slaying the Dragon.
The Royal Coat of Arms adorns the reverse, in celebration of the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. This in itself, should make the coin more collectable than usual.
The central shield design is split into quarters, representing the symbols of Ireland, Scotland and England. Wales was already integral to England before the Act of Union.
The crest is of a ‘statant guardant’ lion (where all 4 paws are grounded, with the lion facing the viewer) wearing the St Edward’s Crown. On the right hand side of the crown (‘dexter’ in Latin) stands the Lion of England and on the left (‘sinister’ in Latin) is a chained Unicorn of Scotland. The unicorn is chained as myth states that a free Unicorn was a dangerous beast.
On the right hand side of the shield stands a chained Unicorn of Scotland and on the left stands the Lion of England. The unicorn is chained as myth states that a free Unicorn was a dangerous beast.
The 2022 Sovereign should provide the foundation of any gold investment portfolio for those seeking to build a physical gold investment. The Mint mass-produce these coins to bullion standard, which is the lowest cost method to provide the most gold for your money. Proof versions are available but the premiums on those coins make them less attractive for gold investors. The Royal Arms on the reverse may add to future premiums of these coins.
At approximately a quarter of an ounce in weight, they are four times smaller than the 1oz Britannia coin. The advantage the smaller coins bring is of flexibility and further divisibility. Whether that will help more easily divide coins amongst children and grandchildren, or simply provide flexibility to liquidate small amounts when times require.
While all investment grade gold is VAT exempt in the UK and EU, only certain coins are also free from Capital Gains Tax. This coin is one that qualifies for tax-free status as it benefits from owning a face value (£1) and therefore becoming legal tender in the UK. Any coin which is legal tender cannot be taxed for Capital Gains. This fact alone makes the Sovereign a very popular choice for investors seeking tax efficiency.
Due to the coin’s value, diminutive size and tax-free status, they’re incredibly popular. Any physical asset which is in demand will always fetch a higher price than obscure or undesirable assets. With a history of 200 years, you can have the comfort that these coins are incredibly liquid and easy to sell, fetching great prices.
If you’re looking to build a mixed holding of gold coins, the 2022 Sovereign can be combined with older, more collectable Sovereign coins such as the George V, Edward VII and Victorian Sovereigns. The value of Victorian Sovereigns, for example, will be higher than the brand new version as it benefits from historical, scarcity and collectors’ value. You may find that premiums on the older coins rise faster than brand new coins depending on availability.
Another way of diversifying your gold portfolio would be to combine the gold sovereign 2022 coin with larger coins such as the Quintuple Sovereign and gold Britannia, and buying smaller Half Sovereigns. This way, your holding is a great mix of sizes and ages, while remaining completely tax-free.
As members of the British Numismatic Trade Association (BNTA), we’re one of the UK’s top specialists for UK gold coins and silver coins. Why not call us today on 020 7060 9992 or send us an email if you need to clarify any aspects of your investment and when you buy a Sovereign online.