Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Sovereigns 2022 Memorial

The sovereign is a gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling. Struck from 1817 until the present time, it was originally a circulating coin (see pre-decimal Sovereign) accepted in Britain and elsewhere in the world; it is now a bullion coin not intended for circulation, the intrinsic value of which is much higher than its face value.

In most recent years, it has borne on the reverse Benedetto Pistrucci's design of Saint George and the Dragon, created in 1817. Occasionally, the Royal Mint also releases one-year types with different designs, as a celebration for major events (usually Royal in nature)..

There are several denominations of the Sovereign: Five Sovereigns (Quintuple Sovereign, five pounds gold), Double Sovereign, Full Sovereign, Half Sovereign and Quarter Sovereign; the current five sovereign piece - with face value of £5 is a continuation of the pre-decimal gold five pounds, and has been issued as a decimal coin since 1980.

The designs of all denominations are identical, as - according to tradition - this type of coin has never had its value and denomination spelled out anywhere on the coin. The various denominations are normally only distinguished by size and weight, these being exactly in proportion to their face value; however, five pound pieces issued after 2009 are an exception in that they have the designer's full name PISTRUCCI in the exergue and not just his initials.

Since 1817, the composition has always been 22 carat (91.67%) gold.

This coin is part of The Memorial Sovereign 2022 range issued in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

The coins in this range are the first sovereign-denominated coins to feature King Charles III’s official coinage portrait, which was created by British sculptor Martin Jennings.

The reverse design is by Jody Clark, who is best known for his Fifth Definitive Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,774
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays the first definitive portrait of King Charles III, which shows his bare (uncrowned) head facing left.

Below the neck truncation in tiny letters, the artist's initials MJ (for Martin Jennings).

Around, the monarch's legend: CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·. Translated from Latin, the legend means: Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse of the coin displays a dynamic interpretation of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom. In its standard variant used outside of Scotland, the shield is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counterflory of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland. The crest is a statant guardant lion wearing St Edward's Crown, himself on another representation of that crown standing on a knight's helmet.

The dexter (right) supporter is a likewise crowned English lion; the sinister (left), a Scottish unicorn. In the ground below, a thistle, Tudor rose and shamrock are depicted, representing Scotland, England and Ireland respectively.

The motto of English monarchs, DIEU ET MON DROIT (God and my Right), which has descended to the present royal family, is in a ribbon below, while a Garter circlet which surrounds the shield is inscribed with the Order of the Garter's motto, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (from old French: Shame on he who thinks evil).

The designer's initials J.C (for Jody Clark) are in the right field.

On the ribbon below which has the motto, the date of issue 2022.

Reverse Inscription 2022
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Royal Mint Product Code: MA22.
Limited edition: 1,000. Maximum Coin Mintage: 1,010.
Release date: 15 November 2022.
Release price: £2,900.00.

Final mintage includes 661 Brilliant Uncirculated coins (distributed individually boxed) and 1,113 proofs in sets.

Note by the Mint:
The Images of the coin represents the size and design of the coin but not the coins striking standard (coin in image shows proof standard, coin purchased and delivered will be of Brilliant Uncirculated standard).

Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,113 (included in total). Mintage limit: 1,200
Details

In mint sets only.

In Set Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign 2022 Five-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage 1,113
5 coins: Memorial Five Sovereigns 2022, Memorial Double Sovereign 2022, Memorial Sovereign 2022, Memorial Half Sovereign 2022, Memorial Quarter Sovereign 2022
All (47) coins of type: Five Sovereigns (Decimal)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Sovereigns 1980 (Proof only) 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Sovereigns 1981 (Proof only) 5,400 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Sovereigns 1982 (Proof only) 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Sovereigns 1984 23,104 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Sovereigns 1985 19,756 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1986 7,723 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1987 5,694 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1988 3,315 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1989 500th Anniversary 10,694 Seated on Throne, by Bernard Sindall ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 1990 2,947 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1991 2,312 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1992 1,962 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1993 1,984 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1994 1,918 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1995 1,718 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1996 1,643 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1997 1,662 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Sovereigns 1998 1,614 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 1999 1,961 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2000 1,994 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2001 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2002 Golden Jubilee 4,370 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2003 2,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2004 2,749 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2005 3,097 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2006 2,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2007 2,518 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2008 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2009 2,750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2010 2,461 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2011 1,685 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2012 Diamond Jubilee 1,452 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2013 650 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2014 1,050 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 1,116 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 598 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2016 (Fifth Portrait) 996 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2016 90th Birthday Portrait 575 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Sovereigns 2017 Garter 1,741 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Five Sovereigns 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 1,208 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2019 1,018 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2020 847 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2021 838 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial 1,774 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2023 Coronation 1,710 King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
Five Sovereigns 2024 460 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
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Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFive Sovereigns, One year types (Decimal)
Issued2022
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - First Portrait
ReverseRoyal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintage1,774
Mintage Limit2,210
CurrentYes
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerJody Clark
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.0200 mm
Mass39.9400 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BBYA-EMDY
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Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial: Photos
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Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial: Photo Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Five-Sovereign Piece 2022 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin / thumbnail Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Five-Sovereign Piece 2022 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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Five Sovereigns 2022 Memorial: Photo Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Five-Sovereign Piece 2022 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin / thumbnail Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Five-Sovereign Piece 2022 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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