1986 Gold 3-Coin Sovereign Proof Set

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M J Hughes Coins are always interested in buying and selling coins like the 1986 Gold 3-Coin Sovereign Proof 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.

1986 Gold 3-Coin Sovereign Proof Set consists of:

  • 1986 Gold Double Sovereign (1986 Commonwealth Games Gold £2)
  • 1986 Gold Sovereign
  • 1986 Gold Half-Sovereign

Queen Elizabeth II's third portrait can be seen on the obverse of all three coins, designed by Raphael Maklouf.

Benedetto Pistrucci's famous portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon is depicted on the reverses of the sovereign and half sovereign. The two pound piece features a design by Norman Sillman to commemorate the 1986 Commonwealth Games which took place in Scotland. St. Andrew's cross with a crown of laurel leaves, surmounted by a thistle of Scotland with date '1986' above can be seen.

The three coins are all made of solid 22 carat gold (Gold fineness of 0.916), and are housed in their original Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsules.

The coins are presented in their Royal Mint red leatherette presentation case, accompanied with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

12,500 sets were issued by the Royal Mint in 1986.

Coin Weights (Grams)
  • Two Pounds 15.98g
  • Sovereign 7.98g
  • Half Sovereign 3.99g

Mintage: 12,500 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
General Description: Gold 3-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: Elizabeth II (1952-)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
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 1986 Gold 3-Coin Sovereign Proof 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

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 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

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