2017 Gibraltar 1/4-oz Gold Sovereign Proof

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Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Sovereign with a Modern Take of the Original Masterpiece


In 1817, King George III reinstituted the Sovereign in Britian’s currency and the Master of the Mint commissioned Benedetto Pistrucci to create a new image for the coin’s reverse. A stunning depiction of legendary St. George the Dragon Slayer. The obverse of the king’s portrait was also engraved by Pistrucci.


The beautiful design set the Sovereign apart from every gold coin that had gone before but was only used from 1817-1820.


An Iconic Design Remastered

For 200 years there has only been 5 times that St. George and the Dragon has not appeared on the Sovereign.

To honor the 200th Anniversary of the Sovereign, the great-great-great grandniece of Benedetto Pistrucci, Angela Benita Pistrucci, has crafted a modern interpretation exclusively for the Government of Gibraltar. Angela has spent two years perfecting the design. The design has even corrected the one criticism of the original design, the proportion of the horse’s head. On Benedetto’s original design, the horse’s head was far too small. On these new Sovereign proofs, it is correctly proportioned, at about three times the length of a man’s head.


This 2017 Gibraltar Gold Sovereign Proof is struck in 22 caret gold, weighs 7.98 grams and has a diameter of 20.05 mm. These legal tender coins have been specially struck to Proof finish using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.



St. George and the Dragon as depicted by Angela Benita Pistrucci. Her work presents this ancient story in a contemporary style, while still reflecting the legacy of Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic 1817 sovereign. This beautiful design has a frosted finish that floats above the mirror-like background.



The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Jody Clark is featured on the obverse of the coin


  • Exclusive design by Angela Pistrucci
  • Inspired by Benedetto Pistrucci's original 'St. George and the Dragon' design
  • Includes a limited ddition book
  • Struck in Proof quality
  • Solid 22 carat gold
  • Presented in a stunning display case
  • Low mintage-Only 4,999


Each 2017 Gold Sovereign Proof will arrive in original mint packaging and certificate of authenticity.


Pistrucci's St. George and the Dragon continues to reign supreme on the gold Sovereign family and this updated version depicted by Angela Benita Pistrucci does her family’s special connection to the Sovereign proud. Celebrate the legend of St. George the Dragon Slayer, get yours today!

Year of Issue 2017
Country Gibraltar
Composition Gold
Purity 0.9160
Condition Proof
Mint Name The London Mint Office
Coin Weight 7.98 Grams - g
Weight 1/4 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 22mm
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