1887 Gold Sovereign Proof 4-Coin Set

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M J Hughes Coins are always interested in buying and selling coins like the 1887 Gold Sovereign Proof 4-Coin Set. Selling to me means that you do not have to pay sellers fees, Paypal fees or any other transaction fees. I will give you an immediate offer and pay you the same day. Single coins or entire collection. If you have something and want to sell then please email us or telephone us.

1887 Queen Victoria Gold 4-Coin Sovereign Proof Set consists of:

  • 1887 Gold Proof Five-Poind Coin (Quintuple Sovereign)
  • 1887 Gold Double Sovereign
  • 1887 Gold Sovereign
  • 1887 Gold Half-Sovereign

All four coins depict the portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse, and Benedetto Pistrucci's famous portrayal of St. George and the dragon on the reverse except the half-sovereign which is a Shieldback.

Only 797 sets were issued by the Royal Mint in 1887. The set shown was originally part of an 11 coin proof set, but the silver coinage was sold seperately many years ago. The case is also missing. Even in this state the set is worth maybe £35,000.

1887 Gold Five-Pound Obverse
The coins are all in near FDC condition, with minimal hairlines in the fields.

1887 Gold Five-Pound Reverse
It is certainly one of the nicest examples seen.

1887 Gold Half-Sovereign Reverse

The portraits would be classed as Deep Cameo.

Mintage: 797 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
General Description: Gold 4-Coin Sets
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, it moved to the Tower of London in 1279 and remained there for over 500 years. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton. Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.
The Monarch: Victoria (1837-1901)
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria ruled for 64 years, a record only recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II.
Victoria's parents were Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathern and Pricess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She married Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who later became known as Prince Albert.

Victoria had nine children, the eldest son succeeding her as Edward VII.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

It's orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there are perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.

M J Hughes Coins are interested in buying your 1887 Gold Sovereign Proof 4-Coin Set! Selling to me means that you do not have to pay sellers fees, Paypal fees or any other transaction fees. I will give you an immediate offer and pay you the same day. Single coins or entire collection. There are a number of ways you can sell to us:

 Visit our Shop in Alton

We have a town centre shop called 'M J Hughes Coins' at 27 Market Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HA. See a details of opening times and how to get there on the Visit our Shop page.

 Post to Us

Most people who sell to us prefer to post via Royal Mail Special delivery, which is a guaranteed, signed-for, insured delivery. Usually we will make payment the same day. For details of how to send to us see How to Post to Us

 Meet in Person

We understand not everyone has access to transport to come to us, or get to the Post office. If you have a sizeable collection we are happy to do a home visit to you. We also attend various Coin Fairs every month. If you prefer this way, please see How to Meet Us page.

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