The Sovereign is the world’s most renowned commemorative coin. It is the flagship coin of The Royal Mint and for centuries it has played a significant role in wedding ceremonies and festivals. The Royal Mint has over 1,000 years of heritage and experience and has always produced its signature coin, the Sovereign, to exceptionally high standards.
A rich history and tradition
The Sovereign has an established history in India. It was first minted in India as a commemorative coin in 1918 when a branch of the Royal Mint was opened in Bombay inside the walls of the Indian Government Mint. Sovereigns were produced to the exacting same standards as those produced in London.
In 2013, The Royal Mint licenced MMTC-PAMP India to strike the commemorative Sovereign in India. The Indian consumer can now access a world-class, genuine product, manufactured with unquestionable integrity and authenticity.
Just like the Sovereigns produced by the Royal Mint, the Indian Sovereign has been struck by MMTC-PAMP in a specially created environment using tools from the Royal Mint and our exacting standards. Each of these exotic Sovereigns are indistinguishable from those struck by The Royal Mint with one exception; they will bear the sought after “I” mintmark, just above the year of striking. The “I” stands for India. MMTC-PAMP India is the world’s most modern gold and silver refining and manufacturing plant, equipped with state-of -the-art technology throughout the production process, as well as the most advanced environmental infrastructure and safeguards that meet the most stringent regulatory standards.
The Sovereign is the most tightly specified coin in the world. Its weight is faithfully specified to five decimal points, guaranteed by the UK Coinage Act of 1971. The Sovereign’s 22 carat gold is assured by the same stringent independent quality control process which has been established for over 750 years. All Sovereigns, including the Indian Sovereign, has its weight and gold content verified at the Trial of the Pyx which is an exacting independent trial dating back to at least 1982. The Indian Sovereigns are adorned by the renowned engraver Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the dragon depiction, identical to the Sovereigns minted by The Royal Mint.
These sought after coins could be yours
The Royal Mint, MMTC-PAMP India minted Sovereign is packaged in a distinctive individually serial numbered, sealed packaging which carries the UK Royal Mint certificate of gold content and its purity. These features assure you are buying the genuine Sovereign, rather than an imitation.
These impeccably crafted, precious and timeless coins are of supreme craftsmanship, beauty and provenance with a history to match. Such is the heritage and quality of these Indian Sovereigns that our customers will never feel disappointed. The Indian struck Sovereign is exclusively available as both a half Sovereign coin and a full Sovereign from our authorised distributors. Each Sovereign and Half Sovereign is delivered in a deluxe presentation box, along with a certificate of authenticity booklet.