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In 2012, the Royal Mint create a new design to celebrate Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee. It is the fourth time that the gold sovereign reverse design has changed during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Hence a unique bullion grade gold sovereign with a limited supply. Each coin measures 22.05 mm diameter.
Buy 2012 gold sovereign Diamond Jubilee online today. If you are looking to buy a unique gold sovereign, this is the right product for you.
The year 2012 corresponds the 60th year of reign of the Queen Elisabeth II. To celebrate this event, the Royal Mint issued a unique gold coin the same year. As a result, they named it the Diamond Jubilee gold sovereign. This gold coin features a new picture of St George on its reverse.
The obverse features St George knight slaying a dragon. However, the traditional Benedetto Pistrucci design was replaced by a brand new image. To celebrate Elisabeth II ‘s Diamond Jubilee, this new picture of St George was created by Paul Day. As the artist explains himself :
“I have chosen to opt for a romantic version of the St George and the Dragon theme — a medieval knight of Arthurian legend, something quite traditional and true to our culture.”
“I have given the dragon a more threatening attitude and size,” Day continued, “so that it represents a real menace: its wings have a harp-like quality, in contrast to the realism of the knight and horse, while the lance divides the surface into two.”
The reverse displays the fourth portrait of her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, facing right. The inscription ” ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF ” surrounds the Queen’s profile. The reverse design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The 2012 Gold Sovereign Diamond Jubilee is an ideal product for both investors and collectors.
Like any british gold coin, the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Gold Sovereign is free of Capital Gain Tax. Any profit will be tax free if you sell back these gold sovereigns. Therefore, it is an attractive product for british investors.
The Royal Mint created a unique design for the year 2012. It is only the fourth time that the reverse design of the gold sovereign has changed during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
The reverse features a new interpretation of the traditional Benedetto Pistrucci’s design. Paul Day created this unique picture of St. George slaying the Dragon.
The Royal Mint manufactured only 750,000 specimens. Therefore, you are sure to acquire a unique bullion coin, produced in limited quantity.
This is a limited offer ! With Gerrards, you can be sure to buy a unique gold sovereign, brand new, at the lowest price in the market.
This product remains a cost effective way to buy physical gold at low price.
Gold Sovereigns are the Royal Mint’s flagship product with the Gold Britannia. Their design combines traditional manufacturing with symbols of Great Britain’s history.
Investors and collectors value greatly this british gold coin for several reasons :
Intrinsic value of their precious metal content.
Additional profit potential due to their aesthetic and historical appeal.
The Queen Elisabeth II came to the throne in 1952. Her first coins appeared the following year in 1953, but were never issued to the public. They became part of a small number of Proof sets that were given to important national collections.
Such as 2012 Diamond Jubilee Sovereign, the Royal Mint has already issued in the past Gold Sovereign with unique design in limited design. Previous ones include:
Capital Gain Tax Free, VAT Free
|Purity / Carat|
22.05 mm / 1.52 mm
|Precious metal content||
7.32 grams ( 0.2354 troy ounce )
7.985 grams ( 0.2567 troy ounce )
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