- Issuing Authority: Government of Gibraltar
- Year of Issue: 2023
- Diameter: 13.5mm, 19.3mm, 22.05mm, 28.4mm, 36.02mm
- Weight: 1.99g, 3.99g, 7.97g, 15.95g, 39.9g
- Denomination: Quarter, Half, Full, Double, Quintuple
- Metal: .999 Silver or .916 Gold
- Finish: Proof
2023 Gibraltar St. George & the Dragon – The Love Story Sovereign Collections
2023 marks the dawn of a new era – the Carolean age – as we prepare to witness the crowning of King Charles III on 6th May..
The coins in these sovereign sets feature an exclusive portrait of our new king, His Majesty King Charles III designed by Raphael Maklouf. This issue is amongst the FIRST sovereign sets of His Majesty’s reign!
Capturing the romance of the Saint George and the dragon legend, this unique depiction of the Princess from this iconic tale reframes one of the best-known British legends.
Available in pure .999 silver or .916 Gold and struck to Proof quality – the highest possible standard, the classic Saint George and the dragon design can be found in the intricate detailing of the Princess’ flowing hair, where you will see the epic battle unfold!
Obverse Design: The obverse design features the brand new effigy of King Charles III by Raphael Maklouf with the Latin inscription reading; • CHARLES III • DEI • GRA • REX • F • D • GIBRALTAR •, which reads as; • CHARLES III • BY THE GRACE OF GOD • DEFENDER OF THE FAITH • KING OF GIBRALTAR •
Reverse Design: In keeping with the previous editions of the Gibraltar Sovereign, the reverse designs depict a stylised scene of St. George battling the Dragon, which then forms the head of St. George from the legend. The Quarter, Half, and Full Sovereigns feature a full-size image of the design, whilst the Double and Quintuple Sovereigns also include an incuse border with the inscription in Latin ‘HONI • SOIT • QUI • MAL • Y • PENSE’, which translates to ‘SHAME • ON • HIM • WHO • THINKS • EVIL • OF • IT’.