The first ever Silver Sovereign to feature the Irish Harp

Strictly limited and exclusive one-year-only pure silver edition.

The Silver Shield Sovereign 2021 - Full Sovereign

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  • The first ever Silver Sovereign to feature the Irish Harp.
  • Strictly limited and exclusive one-year-only pure silver edition.
  • Struck in the 200th anniversary year of the coronation of King George IV
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Medium
Price € 59.95

ORDER THE SILVER SHIELD SOVEREIGN TODAY FOR JUST €59.95 (PLUS €3.95) P&P)!


In the 200th anniversary year of King George IV’s momentous coronation, live through the silver age of the sovereign with the VERY FIRST SILVER SOVEREIGN IN HISTORY to feature the monarch’s illustrious and world-renowned shield design and the VERY FIRST SILVER SOVEREIGN IN HISTORY to feature the Irish Harp – the emblem of our nation!

A fashionably modern and debonair man about town, King George IV believed he had a reputation to uphold, and so was outraged by Benedetto Pistrucci’s realistic 1821 sovereign portrait of a now-overweight and middle-aged monarch, that he requested a new portrait – this time modelled on an attractive marble bust of himself created by Sir Francis Chantrey.

Pistrucci’s unwillingness to create a new portrait that flattered the King would see him replaced by an artist who would. And in a further act of vengeance, King George dropped Pistrucci’s Saint George and the Dragon masterwork from the sovereign.

Pistrucci’s replacement, Jean-Baptiste Merlen created the sovereign’s new reverse design featuring the iconic shield. The design is, to this day, considered to be “one of the finest coin designs in history”.

By ordering, you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office “no quibble” guarantee.

 

Price€ 59.95
Metal:
Silver
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
7.98g
Diameter:
22.05mm
Issuing Country:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Sovereign
Year of Issue:
2021
Limitation:
99,999

ORDER THE SILVER SHIELD SOVEREIGN TODAY FOR JUST €59.95 (PLUS €3.95) P&P)!


In the 200th anniversary year of King George IV’s momentous coronation, live through the silver age of the sovereign with the VERY FIRST SILVER SOVEREIGN IN HISTORY to feature the monarch’s illustrious and world-renowned shield design and the VERY FIRST SILVER SOVEREIGN IN HISTORY to feature the Irish Harp – the emblem of our nation!

A fashionably modern and debonair man about town, King George IV believed he had a reputation to uphold, and so was outraged by Benedetto Pistrucci’s realistic 1821 sovereign portrait of a now-overweight and middle-aged monarch, that he requested a new portrait – this time modelled on an attractive marble bust of himself created by Sir Francis Chantrey.

Pistrucci’s unwillingness to create a new portrait that flattered the King would see him replaced by an artist who would. And in a further act of vengeance, King George dropped Pistrucci’s Saint George and the Dragon masterwork from the sovereign.

Pistrucci’s replacement, Jean-Baptiste Merlen created the sovereign’s new reverse design featuring the iconic shield. The design is, to this day, considered to be “one of the finest coin designs in history”.

By ordering, you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office “no quibble” guarantee.

 

Price€ 59.95
Specifications
Metal:
Silver
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
7.98g
Diameter:
22.05mm
Issuing Country:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Sovereign
Year of Issue:
2021
Limitation:
99,999