The year 2022 has been an historic year in British royal history. Not only did we celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in honour of her 70 years, but we also marked the 125th Anniversary of the Diamond Jubilee of her great great grandmother, Queen Victoria! The reigns of these two great monarchs are often compared, and for good reason: they are our longest reigning monarchs, and the impact of both women on British society has been profound. Victoria presided over huge industrial change and expansion of the empire, while Elizabeth’s reign has taken us into a whole new era of technological supremacy.
Now, in 2022, major commemorations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, overlap!
To celebrate this, a new one-eighth sovereign coin has been produced to commemorate the 60-year jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign. It’s also worth remembering that no other reigning British monarch, other than Queen Elizabeth II, has reached a Diamond Jubilee. Victoria was just 18 years old when she came to the throne, and 81 years of age when she died, reigning for almost 64 years.
The first one-eighth sovereign ever, with the portrait of Queen Victoria!
The one-eighth sovereign is the most remarkable coin. This is a sovereign value that was never struck during Victoria’s reign, and it is therefore the first coin of its kind ever to feature Queen Victoria! Its design is an adaptation of the celebrated ‘Young Portrait’ of Queen Victoria by William Wyon, which depicts her in her youth. It was of such quality that it was used for almost fifty years, by which time the Queen herself was almost seventy, giving it the distinction of being the longest used royal portrait in British coinage history. The fact that Queen Elizabeth II also appears on the obverse of this coin creates an incredible historical link between our two longest reigning monarchs.
Benefit from the SELL OUT GUARANTEE
The 2022 Queen Victoria 125th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Gold One-Eighth Sovereign is limited to just 5,999 coins, but this is subject to our new SELL OUT GUARANTEE. What this means is that availability of this coin will end on 31st August 2022. At that time, any coins that are unsold will be melted down and verified to that effect.
At that point, we will issue to owners of this coin a new certificate stating the final mintage which may be lower, or possibly considerably lower, than 5,999. If the mintage remains at 5,999 then this means the coins sold out entirely to keen customers, and if not you may have secured for yourself a low mintage rarity.
Either way, there will be little or no surplus of this coin on the secondary market and so the coin you own will be a rarity!