By The Royal Mint ……
Following a significant year celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the sovereign’s design, The Royal Mint has launched its 2018 Bullion Sovereign coins – The Sovereign and The Half-Sovereign. The Sovereign is The Royal Mint’s 22 carat gold flagship coin of and has become an internationally recognized symbol of unrivaled accuracy, integrity and strength as well as being admired and trusted through times of change.
Struck on 22 carat gold, The 2018 Sovereign features Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St. George and the dragon, a design that has come to define The Sovereign. First struck for the Sovereigns of George III in 1817, this iconic image has endured for more than 200 years.
A statement of wealth and power and a living link to Britain’s past, The Sovereign has a reputation as the chief coin of the world, struck in the name of monarchy in 22 carat gold and finished to Proof standard.
Chris Howard, The Royal Mint’s Director of Bullion, said “The Sovereign is The Royal Mint’s flagship coin, and has long been referred to as the “Chief Coin of The World”. The Sovereign remains a compelling choice for bullion investors, and continues to be recognized across the world as a trusted means of precious metal investment.”
The bullion Sovereign is available at The Royal Mint’s trading website through which customers are able to buy, store and sell The Royal Mint’s bullion coins quickly and securely, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Vault™,
The Royal Mint’s tightly guarded on-site storage facility established in 2012 is an additional facility offered to gold bullion buyers looking for a highly secure storage option.
The Sovereign, The Royal Mint’s flagship gold bullion coin, is one of the most tightly specified coins in the world, and is guaranteed by the 1971 Coinage Act and independently verified every year at the Trial of the Pyx.
The exceptional purity of The Sovereign’s 916.7 gold means it is CGT exempt in the United Kingdom and VAT free in the UK and European community. To preserve your investment, the 22 carat gold Bullion Sovereign coin is packaged in tubes of 25 coins, or individually in coin capsules.
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