The Silver Shield Full Sovereign

George IV’s spectacular ‘Shield’ design, remastered in a strictly limited and exclusive one-year-only pure silver edition.

The Silver Shield Full Sovereign

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  • Strictly limited and exclusive one-year-only pure silver edition.
  • Struck in the 200th anniversary year of the coronation of King George IV
  • Limited to 99,999 mintage
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Available
Price £ 49.95

ORDER THE SILVER SHIELD SOVEREIGN TODAY FOR JUST £49.95

(PLUS £2.95) 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.

When King George IV came to the throne in 1821, he had already led an incredibly lavish lifestyle. A ‘playboy’ Prince Regent for nine years prior, George was disliked by many for his extravagance and indulgent spending, but he undoubtedly left in his wake an astonishing legacy…

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 London Mint Office “no quibble” guarantee.

Price £ 49.95
Metal:
Silver
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
7.98g
Diameter:
22.05mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Sovereign
Year of issue:
2021
Mintage limit:
99,999

ORDER THE SILVER SHIELD SOVEREIGN TODAY FOR JUST £49.95

(PLUS £2.95) 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.

When King George IV came to the throne in 1821, he had already led an incredibly lavish lifestyle. A ‘playboy’ Prince Regent for nine years prior, George was disliked by many for his extravagance and indulgent spending, but he undoubtedly left in his wake an astonishing legacy…

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 London Mint Office “no quibble” guarantee.

Price £ 49.95
Specifications
Metal:
Silver
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
7.98g
Diameter:
22.05mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Sovereign
Year of issue:
2021
Mintage limit:
99,999