On 6th May 2023, King Charles III became the first British monarch to be crowned in the 21st century. Not since 1953 have people lived through such an historic event, and many will not do so again. The world is a very different place to that of the late Elizabeth II, but one that still holds dear the longstanding traditions of ceremony and celebration. For years to come, people will ask: “Where were you when the King was crowned?”.
This is a great moment for Britain, and because of its significance, Royal Mint produced an exceptional proof gold sovereign celebrating this historic event.
It features the official crowned portrait of His Majesty King Charles III on the obverse, designed by Martin Jennings, capturing the essence of his coronation ceremony.
The reverse side features St George and the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci, which first appeared on sovereign in 1817.
Only 15,000 were minted