Coin "The 2012 Sovereign"

Соверен 2012 года (инвестиционная монета)

Name The 2012 Sovereign
Presented by The Royal Mint
Nominal value 1 sovereign
Metal Gold 916,7°
Production quality Brilliant uncirculated
Description of obverse and reverse Beautifully composed, and immediately reminiscent of medieval lore, a ferocious dragon is despatched by a knight in Gothic armour. The new reverse coin was designed by artist Paul Day who explains; “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, 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. I have deliberately made it highly charged and busy and have left very little empty space to make the reverse as engaging as possible.”
A brief annotation The Royal Mint is extremely proud to reveal that the 2012 sovereign will bear a new design created to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The 2012 Gold Proof Sovereign bears the beautifully composed image of St George and the dragon by Paul Day. This is only the fourth sovereign design change in 141 years, guaranteeing that the coins will be desirable to collectors or as the perfect gift of gold.
Designer Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS; Reverse designer: Paul Day
Producer The Royal Mint

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