Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinQuarter Sovereign 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.

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.

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.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 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 / Quarter Sovereign 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

The coin was issued in Proof FDC grade for collectors (individually boxed, or in sets) on 15 November 2022.
On 1 February 2023 it was also released as bullion, packaged individually in a plastic capsule or blister card.

Bullion mintage is not reported by the mint.

Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial: Known varieties
Variety Bullion in capsule
Images United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial / Bullion in capsule - obverse photo United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial / Bullion in capsule - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated) coin in plastic capsule.

Royal Mint Product Code: UKB22MQSO. Issue price: £129.12.

Variety Bullion in blister card
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated) coin in "assay card".

Royal Mint Product Code: UKB22MQSBO. Issue price: £140.67.

Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,701. Mintage limit: 3,000
Details

Royal Mint Product Code: MSVQ22. Limited edition (individually boxed): 3,000. Maximum Coin Mintage (including coins in sets): 6,480. Issue price: £230.00.

Variety Proof in mint sets
Images United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial / Proof in mint sets - obverse photo United Kingdom / Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial / Proof in mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 3,127. Mintage limit: 3,450
Details

Proof FDC coin in mint set.

In Sets 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

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign 2022 Four-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage 674
4 coins: Memorial Double Sovereign 2022, Memorial Sovereign 2022, Memorial Half Sovereign 2022, Memorial Quarter Sovereign 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Sovereign 2022 Three-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage 1,340
3 coins: Memorial Sovereign 2022, Memorial Half Sovereign 2022, Memorial Quarter Sovereign 2022
All (18) coins of 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 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF
Quarter Sovereign 2017 Garter 4,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Quarter Sovereign 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 3,355 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2019 3,069 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2020 1,828 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2021 1,689 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2023 Coronation unknown King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
Quarter Sovereign 2024 1,460 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
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Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeQuarter Sovereign
Issued2022
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - First Portrait
ReverseRoyal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Face Value1/4 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerJody Clark
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.5000 mm
Mass2.0000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XXKX-OVRB
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Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial: Photo The Memorial Quarter Sovereign 2022 Gold Bullion Coin / thumbnail The Memorial Quarter Sovereign 2022 Gold Bullion Coin
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Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial: Photo The Memorial Quarter Sovereign 2022 Gold Bullion Coin / thumbnail The Memorial Quarter Sovereign 2022 Gold Bullion Coin
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Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial: Photo Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Quarter-Sovereign 2022 Gold Proof Coin / thumbnail Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Quarter-Sovereign 2022 Gold Proof Coin
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Quarter Sovereign 2022 Memorial: Photo Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Quarter-Sovereign 2022 Gold Proof Coin / thumbnail Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Quarter-Sovereign 2022 Gold Proof Coin
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