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The 2024 King Charles and the Dragon Gold Prestige Sovereign Proof Set

£1,799.00

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  • This is the first time that the design on commemorative gold sovereign coins has ever replaced St George with the monarch, alongside the dragon.
  • The design is by accomplished artist Jody Clark, who also designed the portrait of King Charles III on the obverse. In this modern interpretation, rather than vanquish the dragon, the King appears to have tamed it.
  • Commemorating King Charles’ first 500 regnal days
  • The year-date 2024, in which King Charles III reaches his 500-day regnal milestone, appears on the reverse side in Roman numerals ‘MMXXIV’.
  • Struck in solid 22 carat gold
  • Exclusive to Hattons of London
  • VAT exempt

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Description

The King and the Dragon, a new design for a new era

Gold sovereign coins have been associated with the legend of St George and the dragon for more than 200 years, and this medieval tale of chivalry continues to capture the imagination today. Many iterations of this familiar motif have appeared over time, but none so innovative as a new design by celebrated coin artist Jody Clark, who has taken a bold new approach to mark a significant milestone in the reign of King Charles III.

These world-first coins have been struck to mark the milestone of His Majesty’s first 500 days of reign, recognising our new King’s place in the long history of the British gold sovereign with an innovative take on a classic design.

Fast securing his place in numismatic design history, Jody Clark has brought his artistic flair and precision to bear on a bold re-working of the St George and dragon motif, replacing England’s patron saint with our reigning monarch. By placing the dragon and the King side-by-side in profile and giving them equal prominence, he suggests that the mythical beast can be tamed rather than having to vanquish it – an idea more in line with Charles’ modern form of kingship.

Since the era of the modern sovereign began in 1817, a number of monarchs have had commemorative coins minted, but King Charles III is the only one ever to appear alongside the infamous dragon on a gold sovereign coin.

These new gold sovereigns are an exciting tribute to the first 500 regnal days of King Charles III, which, along with their world-first design, feature the year-date 2024 in Roman numerals ‘MMXXIV’ to commemorate the 500-day milestone.

Authorised by Tristan Da Cunha  and approved by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Buckingham Palace, it is a wonderful tribute – the first time that the design on commemorative gold sovereign coins has ever replaced St George with the monarch, alongside the dragon.

Benefit from the SELL OUT GUARANTEESell Out Guarantee

The 2024 King Charles and the Dragon Prestige Sovereign Set will not exceed 1,399 sets and is also subject to our new SELL OUT GUARANTEE. What this means is that availability of this set will end on 31st May 2024. At that time, any sets that are unsold will be melted down and verified to that effect.

At that point, we will issue to owners of this set a new certificate stating the final mintage which may be lower, or possibly considerably lower, than 1,399. If the mintage remains at 1,399 then this means the set sold out entirely to keen customers, and if not, you may have secured for yourself a low mintage rarity.

Either way, there will be little or no surplus of this set on the secondary market and so the set you own will be a rarity in the gold sovereign series.

Additional information

Denomination

This set includes a one-eighth, quarter, half and full sovereign

Diameter

One-eighth sovereign: 11.0mm, Quarter sovereign: 14.0mm, Half Sovereign: 19.3mm, Sovereign: 22.0mm:

Weight

One-eighth sovereign: 1g, Quarter sovereign: 2g, Half sovereign: 4g and Sovereign: 8g

Metal type

Solid 22 carat gold

Quality

Highest possible Proof Quality

Reverse

King Charles III in his coronation robes, wearing the St Edward’s crown and holding the orb, standing behind the dragon. In this modern interpretation by Jody Clark

Obverse

Portrait of King Charles III by artist Jody Clark, designer of the fifth (and final) coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Issuing Authority

Tristan Da Cunha

Payment Information

Coin price: £1799

Postage and Packing: Included

Instalments available: 2, 3, 4 or 5

The first instalment payable today of £398.00, plus:

4 interest-free instalments of £350.25, or
3 interest-free instalments of £467.00, or
2 interest-free instalments of £700.50, or
1 interest-free instalment of £1,401.00

VAT Exempt

Delivery and Returns Information

Current expected delivery time: Specific delivery times for this product can be found here

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