Why purchase this 2023 Great Britain 7.98 g Gold Sovereign 75th Birthday of King Charles III Coin?
The Royal Mint is celebrating the 75th birthday of King Charles III, who, born in Buckingham Palace on November 14, 1948, became king following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, with this stunning Gold Sovereign. Although the modern Sovereign has been issued for a little over two centuries, the coin’s rich history goes well beyond that. Collectors who get their hands on this celebratory piece are sure to prize it for decades to come.
- This piece was struck from 7.98 grams of 91.67% fine gold.
- The coin is British legal tender, but it does not have a face value.
- The coin is a product of The Royal Mint in Great Britain.
- Just 860 of these coins were struck.
- This piece will arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
- Arrives in original mint packaging that includes a black, felt-lined box and numbered COA.
Featuring the Famous King George and the Dragon Design of Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse: Gracing the obverse is Martin Jennings’s portrait of King Charles III. The relatively new monarch, who replaced his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, faces left, following the numismatic tradition of showing each monarch in the opposite direction of their predecessor. The image is encircled by rim inscriptions of the monarch’s name and abbreviated Latin title, “CHARLES III DEI GRA REX FID DEF.” Martin Jennings is a British sculptor whose curriculum vitae includes depictions of Charles Dickens and Mary Seacole.
Reverse: On the reverse is one of the most famous designs ever to appear on a British coin, Benedetto Pistrucci’s St. George and the Dragon. England’s patron saint, George, rides on horseback as he wields his sword, preparing to slay a dragon. The date, “2023,” and Pistrucci’s initials are inscribed below. Benedetto Pistrucci was an Italian engraver and medalist who is best known for this design.