Quarter Sovereign 2019, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Quarter Sovereign 2019, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinQuarter Sovereign 2019

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.

The Royal Mint issues several denominations of the Sovereign: Five Sovereigns (Quintuple Sovereign, five pounds gold), Double Sovereign, Full Sovereign, Half Sovereign and Quarter Sovereign; the quarter is the most recent addition to the range, having been issued only since 2009. Their designs 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 only distinguished by size and weight, these being exactly in proportion to their face value. Since 1817, the composition has always been 22 carat (91.7%) gold.

The coins were issued in Proof FDC grade only, boxed (Royal Mint Product Code SVQ19, edition limit 1,750, maximum coin mintage 3,920, issue price £150.00).

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2019 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2019 - reverse photo

The reverse depicts, within a beaded border, an illustration of the legend of St George as the slayer of the dragon.

St George is on horseback, advancing to right, wearing a helmet and chlamys (cape, or cloak) fastened in front by a fibula, and holding a sword. His left hand clutches the rein of the horse's bridle, and he does not wear armour, other than on his lower legs and feet, with his toes bare. The saint's horse appears to be half attacking, half shrinking from the dragon, which lies wounded by George's spear and in the throes of death. The point of a spear is broken off in the dragon’s side; the shaft lays on the ground behind the horse.

In exergue, the date: 2019.

Below the exergue line at right are the artist's initials B.P. (for Benedetto Pistrucci).

Reverse Inscription 2019
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
The Sovereign 2019 Five-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage unknown, limited to 750
5 coins: Five Sovereigns, Double Sovereign, Full Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Quarter Sovereign
The Sovereign 2019 Four-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage unknown, limited to 300
4 coins: Double Sovereign, Full Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Quarter Sovereign
The Sovereign 2019 Three-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage unknown, limited to 1,000
3 coins: Full Sovereign, Half Sovereign, Quarter Sovereign
All (14) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Quarter Sovereign
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Quarter Sovereign 2009 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2010 14,992 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2011 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2012 Diamond Jubilee 7,716 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2013 3,425 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2014 (Proof only) 1,886 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2015 (Fourth Portrait, Proof only) 1,808 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2015 (Fifth Portrait, Proof only) 1,148 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2016 90th Birthday Portrait 1,727 Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2017 Garter 4,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Quarter Sovereign 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 4,650 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2019 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2021 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
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Quarter Sovereign 2019: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeQuarter Sovereign St George
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseSt George the Dragon-Slayer
Face Value1/4 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.917 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.500 mm
Mass2.000 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-VLRJ-OJYG
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