The 2023 Lord Nelson Tribute Gold Sovereign Range

Lord Nelson Statue

Lord Horatio Nelson is our nation’s greatest naval leader and strategist. From 1793 until his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 he fought with vigour and imagination, often out-manoeuvring his enemies with tactics and strategies that no-one had used before. He was courageous too, leading “from the front”, resulting in the loss of an eye while defending Corsica and then the loss of an arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz in Tenerife. His decisive victories secured Britain’s dominance of the seas for more than a century, which in turn enabled the expansion of Britain’s trading empire right around the globe.

One of the greatest victories of Nelson’s career was his defeat of the Napoleon’s navy at the Battle of the Nile. This was more than just ‘a win’ though; Nelson destroyed much of the fleet pitted against him. Historians at the Royal Navy call it “the most overwhelming naval victory in the age of sail”. Although there was recognition of this victory at the time, no commemorative coins were produced.

Now, in this 225th anniversary year, this historical oversight is being corrected with the release of a series of limited edition gold sovereign coins to celebrate Britain’s greatest naval commander, Lord Nelson. Introducing the 2023 Lord Nelson Tribute Gold Sovereign Range, and in particular, the one-eighth sovereign…

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The Milestones of Queen Elizabeth II

Our longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was a beacon of strength, stability, honour and grace, managing her role as both monarch and mother in such a way that her legacy will continue to live on.

Her incredible reign of over 70 years is the longest of any British monarch, as well as the longest reign in the history of any female head of state. Thus, throughout her time as monarch she marked a variety of milestones and achievements. Here are some of the key milestones during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign…

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Dissecting The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign Series

Dissecting the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign Series

Our latest release; the 2023 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Gold Sovereign Range, marks the first anniversary of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with designs that recall the military procession and State funeral with which this nation paid its last respects, to our greatest ever monarch.

Each coin in this series features one of the armed services that played such an important role in the queen’s funeral procession. Here, we dissect the reverse sides of these incredible sovereigns for you…

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All you need to know about the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II Funeral

One year ago, on Monday 19th September 2022, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest. Her state funeral was the first held in Britain since Winston Churchill’s in 1965.

The funeral service was attended by 2,000 people, there were tens of thousands of people gathered on the streets of London, and billions of us watched the event live on television. Here, we have everything you need to know about the funeral of Her Late Majesty…

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