1 Sovereign - Charles III Queen Elizabeth II Memorial

1 Sovereign - Charles III (Queen Elizabeth II Memorial) - obverse1 Sovereign - Charles III (Queen Elizabeth II Memorial) - reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2022


Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
King Charles III (2022-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2022
Value 1 Sovereign
1 GBP = USD 1.27
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Series: Sovereign series


Uncrowned portrait of HM King Charles III left, legend around.

Script: Latin


Unabridged legend: Charles III Dei Gratia Rex Fidei Defensor

Translation: Charles the Third by the Grace of God King Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Martin Jennings Read more on Wikipedia

Martin Jennings (born 31 July 1957) is a British sculptor who works in the figurative tradition, in bronze and stone. On 30 September 2022 the Royal Mint unveiled Jennings' design for the obverse face of the British coinage, for which he had modelled the effigy of King Charles III. A crowned version of the same effigy was used for a special edition issue at the time of the coronation in May 2023. Coins using the effigy have Jennings' initials under the monarch's neck. A "digitally re-lit" version of the portrait has been used by Royal Mail for the new stamps bearing the image of Charles III.


The Royal Arms, at its centre a crowned and quartered shield supported by a crowned English lion on the left and a Scottish unicorn on the right, date below.

Script: Latin


Shame on he who thinks evil of it
God and my right

Engraver: Jody Clark Read more on Wikipedia

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.




Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)


Issued as the first sovereign for King Charles III to commemorate the late Queen Elizabeth II, the proof coin was issued individually (17,276 sales) and in 3-coin (sales: 1,340; issue limit:1,500), 4-coin (sales: 674; issue limit: 750) and 5-coin sets (sales:1,113; issue Limit: 1,200). Issue limit: 23,160.

The coin was also issued individually in bullion quality.

© The Royal Mint, 2022

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2022  $ 500 76% Bullion
2022  20 403 $ 810 29% Proof

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Bullion value: USD 479.17 Search tips
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