2017 Gold sovereign Piedfort Proof
n 2017 the Royal Mint, issued for the first time a Piedfort edition, of The Sovereign. To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the 'modern' Sovereign, which was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci, and features the St George and dragon garter design, which appeared on the 1817 George III sovereign This stunning Piedfort Sovereign, has been finished to proof standard with a milled edge.
The term 'Piedfort' originates from France first used in the twelfth century. When translated into English means 'heavy measure'. Piedfort coins have always been prestige pieces, originally intended to be given or displayed as a mark of wealth and esteem. This lovely edition is one such piedfort and is twice the thickness and weight of a standard sovereign. The special edition Proof Piedfort Sovereign comes complete, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity, box and information booklet, and is brand new and sealed.
Metal: 22 Carat Gold Weight: 15.97 Grams Diameter: 22.05 mm Quality: Proof Denomination: Sovereign