Update (20 November, 2018): Hattons has now completely sold out of the Quarter Sovereign, Five Pound Sovereign, Double Sovereign and £20 Sovereign coins! However, you can still purchase a limited-edition, world-first 2018 Armistice Centenary Remembrance Gold Gallantry Proof Sovereign, exclusively from Hattons:
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- World first – the first sovereign with a darkened Remembrance Gold finish
- Worldwide availability of just 2,018 coins
- Struck in solid 22 carat gold, layered with Remembrance Gold which produces a respectful darkened finish to most of the design
- Features the Distinguished Service Order – in yellow 22 carat gold
- Released to mark the centenary of The Armistice and the end of the First World War
- Release price £699
- Exempt from VAT
- Exclusive to Hattons of London
- Find out more and purchase your Sovereign
This November marks one hundred years since the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end was signed. As part of the solemn commemorations, an exceptional new quarter sovereign coin has been struck: the 2018 Armistice Centenary Remembrance Gold Gallantry Quarter Sovereign.
This new coin is struck in solid 22 carat yellow gold and layered with Ruthenium, one of the Platinum family of metals, which produces a more respectful, darkened finish. The exception is the main design motif – the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry – which shines through in brilliant 22 carat gold. Although just 615 VC’s were awarded during the First World War, the aim of this design is to highlight the gallantry of all who served in this global conflict.
This is the first coin of its kind in the world and the mintage has been limited to just 4,999 – an incredibly small quantity for a coin of such importance. Given the low mintage and value for money that the 2018 Remembrance Gold Gallantry Quarter sovereign represents, Hattons expects the coin to sell out within weeks.
Simon Mellinger, Managing Director, Hattons of London:
"Hattons of London is delighted to be supporting SSAFA through the launch of our new range, the 2018 Armistice Centenary Remembrance Gold Gallantry Sovereign range. Each coin in the range portrays a separate medal awarded for gallantry in the First World War and our objective is to highlight the incredible bravery shown by the servicemen who risked, and the hundreds of thousands that gave, their lives for our benefit.
SSAFA provides the perfect partnership to help us keep the memory of those servicemen alive and we are privileged to be working with such an esteemed charity."
Rebecca Keaveney, Head of Commercial Operations, SSAFA:
“SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is proud to be partnered with Hattons of London on their 2018 Armistice Centenary Remembrance Sovereign range, through which we hope to raise awareness of SSAFA’s services, providing lifelong support to our Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
"With 10% of net profits on sales of the Armistice Centenary Remembrance Sovereign range being paid in support of SSAFA, the partnership will also allow SSAFA to raise valuable funds that will assist us in our continued mission to relieve need, suffering and distress to support independence and dignity within the Armed Forces community."