The One Sovereign coin in medallic orientation is one of two 8g coins issued in the Queen Victoria 200 Years series.
- Minted from 0.917 gold
- Low worldwide mintage of 2,999
- Features an effigy of Queen Victoria from her younger years, wearing a tiara
- The effigy surrounded by unique koru designs representing the royal generations.
Wonderfully, and romantically, the effigy that appears on the full sovereign features a portrait of Queen Victoria taken from a contemporary medal, struck in commemoration of the 1840 wedding of Queen Victoria to Albert. The effigy is framed with a koru design representing the royal generations past, present and future. A lattice stained-glass effect symbolises the web of territories that Queen Victoria reigned over during the early peak of the British Empire.
|Denomination:||Two New Zealand dollars (NZ $2.00)|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||One sovereign with a portrait of Queen Victoria taken from a contemporary medal, struck in commemoration of her 1840 wedding to Albert|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||2,999|
|Mint:||The Commonwealth Mint, United Kingdom|