2017 Pistrucci 200th Anniversary Sovereign Gold Proof 5 Coin Set

Celebrates the 200th anniversary of Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St. George and the Dragon design, marking a significant milestone in British numismatic history.

Features the renowned St. George and the Dragon, remastered design by Benedetto Pistrucci, a timeless symbol of bravery and artistry.

Showcases the respected effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, crafted by Jody Clark, exemplifying Her enduring presence and grace.


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The 2017 Pistrucci 200th Anniversary Sovereign Gold Proof Coin Set commemorating two centuries of Benedetto Pistrucci’s masterful Saint George and the Dragon design, is a crowning achievement in the annals of numismatic history. This prestigious set, comprising five distinct coins, each graded to the highest standards, represents a sublime blend of artistry and minting excellence.

  1. 2017 Pistrucci Quarter Sovereign Gold Proof Coin: The smallest in the set, this quarter sovereign is a miniature marvel. It features the iconic Saint George and the Dragon design, originally crafted by Benedetto Pistrucci in 1817. The coin’s petite size highlights the intricate detailing of this historic artwork, showcasing the fine lines and dynamic composition that have made the design a numismatic legend.
  2. 2017 Pistrucci Half Sovereign Gold Proof Coin: A step up in scale, the half sovereign allows for a more expansive view of Pistrucci’s classic design. The precision of the coin’s strike and the radiance of its proof finish serve to accentuate the depth and movement within the scene, illustrating the battle between Saint George and the dragon in vivid detail.
  3. 2017 Pistrucci Sovereign Gold Proof Coin: The centrepiece of the collection, this sovereign coin is a testament to the enduring appeal of Pistrucci’s design. The iconic image is rendered with exceptional finesse, capturing the struggle between good and evil, a theme that resonates through the ages.
  4. 2017 Pistrucci Double Sovereign Gold Proof Coin: This double sovereign expands the narrative canvas, allowing for an even larger depiction of the celebrated scene. The intricate design elements are rendered with heightened clarity, making this piece a standout in the collection.
  5. 2017 Pistrucci Five Sovereign Gold Proof Coin: The zenith of the set, this magnificent coin is a numismatic tour de force. Its substantial size allows for an unprecedented level of detail in the Saint George motif, making it not just a coin, but a canvas that exhibits the apex of minting artistry.

Each coin in this set is a testament to the time-honoured skills of coin minting and the enduring beauty of Benedetto Pistrucci’s design. The set is more than a collection of precious metal; it is a celebration of artistic heritage, a tribute to a design that has become a symbol of numismatic excellence.

This collection is not only a tangible piece of history but also an heirloom that carries the legacy of Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic design into the future. This exclusive set is destined to hold a place of honour in any collection, embodying the timeless allure and craftsmanship that only the finest coinage can convey.

CollectionCoin sets, Sovereign
Set5 Set
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
Obverse Designer
Reverse Designer
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
CountryUnited Kingdom
SecurityNGC Certified


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