The 200th Anniversary of the 'Saint George and the Dragon' design on a Gold Sovereign
For the first time in 200 years, a new sovereign design has been sculpted by a member of the Pistrucci family.
2017 Sovereign - An Iconic Design Remastered
Angela Pistrucci, the great-great-great grandniece of Benedetto Pistrucci, has recreated this iconic ‘Saint George and the Dragon’ design 200 years on.
As you will probably know, Benedetto was the designer of the timeless ‘Saint George and the Dragon’, which has appeared on many modern sovereigns. This fantastic gold sovereign has been struck to mark the 200th anniversary of Benedetto’s iconic rendition.
- Type: Single
- Availability: Medium
An iconic design remastered.
In 1817 the Italian sculptor Benedetto Pistrucci created his masterpiece ‘Saint George and the Dragon’ design for the UK Sovereign. An instant classic, the design has appeared on gold coins issued almost every year since then. Today, to honour the 200th Anniversary of her great-great-great great uncle Benedetto’s iconic design, Angela Pistrucci has crafted a modern interpretation exclusively for the Government of Gibraltar and the London Mint Office. An accomplished artist and sculptor in her own right, Angela has spent two years perfecting the design, and we believe it is one of the most stunning coins we have ever produced.
• Exclusive design by Angela Pistrucci
• Inspired by Benedetto Pistrucci's original 'Saint George and the Dragon' design
• Presented in a stunning display case
• Includes an informative book, with foreword by Angela Pistrucci
• Struck in proof quality
• Solid 22 carat gold
- 22 carat gold
- 7.98 grams
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