Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Sovereign is our most popular Gold coin and the design is unchanged from last year. The 2015 Gold Britannia also has the same design as the 2014 coin, but has a slightly different finish; both the obverse and the reverse of the coin now have a dimpled effect giving it a matte finish.
These 2015 coins will be a particularly special issue as only the early editions will feature the current portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. The Royal Mint have announced a competition to create a new depiction of Her Majesty, which will see the design change for the first time in 16 years. Sovereigns and Britannias struck in 2015 will be among the first coins to use the new design.