2017 Piedfort Proof Gold Sovereign
Special Edition - The first Piedfort sovereign minted in over 500 years. Featuring a remastered version of Benedetto Pistrucci's Original St George and the dragon garter design which first appeared on the 1817 George III sovereign.
- Weight - 15.97 grams
- Alloy - 22 carat gold
- Obverse - Jody Clark
- Reverse - Benedetto Pistrucci
- Strike Quality - Proof
- Coin housed in its original Royal Mint storage box
- Accompanied with its original Royal Mint Certificate of Authenticity
- Only 3,500 Piedfort Proof Sovereigns were minted in this year
The 200th Anniversary of the first gold sovereign is celebrated on the 2017 proof sovereign.
The 2017 Piedfort was the first coin struck in over 500 years a real piece of history.
This commemorative coin features the famous St George and the Dragon garter design by Benedetto Pistrucci.
The stunning design was used on the first modern sovereign that was introduced on the 1817 George III Gold sovereign.
To celebrate this momentous numismatic occasion, The Royal Mint have remastered the original design from the 1817 George III sovereign.
Whilst the St George and the Dragon design has featured frequently in previous years, the garter border and inscription Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense have not been used since 1820.