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Coin: Sovereign 2005

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1 (x Pound) TypeSovereign (Decimal, St George with sword)
Year2005 CurrentYes
Mintage58,042 (58042)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 58,042 (58042)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerTimothy Noad
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.0500 Thickness (mm)1.5200
Mass (g)7.9881

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF

A modern interpretation of St George and the dragon: a depiction of St George, carrying a shield and a sword, slaying the dragon. The date 2005 is under the wing of the dragon.

Reverse inscription2005
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Sovereign 2005: Known varieties
Proof FDC 12,500 (included in main number)
Sovereign 2005: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1065
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4432
Sovereign 2005: References to Information Used
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
Sovereign 2005: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Gold Sovereigns: 2005 Gold Sovereigns
Sovereign 2005: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Gold Sovereigns: 2005 Royal Mint
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Gold and Silver in Singapore
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Gold and Silver in Singapore
List of all (43) coins of type: United Kingdom / Sovereign (Decimal)
Sovereign 1974 Sovereign 1976 Sovereign 1978 Sovereign 1979 Sovereign 1980 Sovereign 1981
Sovereign 1982 Sovereign 1983 (Proof only) Sovereign 1984 (Proof only) Sovereign 1985 (Proof only) Sovereign 1986 (Proof only) Sovereign 1987 (Proof only)
Sovereign 1988 (Proof only) Sovereign 1989 500th Anniversary Sovereign 1990 (Proof only) Sovereign 1991 (Proof only) Sovereign 1992 (Proof only) Sovereign 1993 (Proof only)
Sovereign 1994 (Proof only) Sovereign 1995 (Proof only) Sovereign 1996 (Proof only) Sovereign 1997 (Proof only) Sovereign 1998 (Proof only) Sovereign 1999 (Proof only)
Sovereign 2000 Sovereign 2001 Sovereign 2002 Sovereign 2003 Sovereign 2004 Sovereign 2005
Sovereign 2006 Sovereign 2007 Sovereign 2008 Sovereign 2009 Sovereign 2010 Sovereign 2011
Sovereign 2012 Diamond Jubilee Sovereign 2013 Sovereign 2014 Sovereign 2015 Sovereign 2015 - Fifth portrait Sovereign 2016
Sovereign 2016 90th Birthday Portrait