2 Sovereigns - Charles III Queen Elizabeth II Memorial

2 Sovereigns - Charles III (Queen Elizabeth II Memorial) - obverse2 Sovereigns - Charles III (Queen Elizabeth II Memorial) - reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2022

Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
King Charles III (2022-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2022
Value 2 Sovereigns
2 GBP = USD 2.48
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 15.98 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
346986

Series: Sovereign series

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CHARLES III·DEI·GRA·REX·FID·DEF·
MJ

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

Reverse

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

Lettering:
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
JC
DIEU ET MON DROIT
2022

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

Engraver: Jody Clark

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

Issued as the first sovereign for King Charles III to commemorate the late Queen Elizabeth II, the proof coin was only issued in the 4-coin (sales: 674; issue limit: 750) and 5-coin sets (sales: 1,113; issue limit: 1,200). Issue limit: 1,950.

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
2022  Bullion
2022  1 787 Proof

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