3 Coin Sovereign Sets


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Here is a list of prices we pay for each year Royal Mint 3 Coin Sovereign Sets:

Year Price We Pay
1983 St George £780
1984 St George £1550
1986 to 1988 St George £780 each
1989 500th Anniversary £1400
1990 to 1999 St George £850 each
2000 St George £780
2001 St George £780
2002 Shield Design £900
2003 St George £780
2004 St George £780
2005 Timothy Noad Design £900
2006 to 2009 St George £780 each
2010 Premium St George £780
2011 Premium St George £780
2012 Premium Paul Day Design £1200
2013 Premium St George £780
2014 Premium St George £850
2015 Premium 5th Head St George £850
2016 Premium St George £900
2017 Premium 200th Anniversary £1200

*Prices based on a gold spot price of £1000/oz. Guide prices only.


What is a 3 Coin Sovereign Set?

The first modern 3 coin gold proof sovereign set was issued by the Royal Mint in 1983. Each coin is made of 22 carat gold, and minted to the highest quality, with proof like fields, and raised cameo portraits. The set contains the following coins:

Coin Weight (Grams) Diameter (MM)
Two Pounds (£2) 15.98 28.4
Sovereign 7.98 22.05
Half Sovereign 3.99 19.3


In total, the 3 gold proof coins contain just over 0.82 ounces of pure gold. The 3 coin sovereign set is popular with both coin collectors and bullion investors alike.

There is one exception to this, the 1984 3 coin gold proof sovereign set contained a gold proof five pounds piece (£5) instead of a two pounds piece (£2).

The Royal Mint issued 3 coin sovereign sets in 1983, 1984 and every year from 1986 to present. Since 2010, the Royal Mint has issued two types of 3 coin sovereign sets:

Standard Set – Contains a gold proof sovereign, half sovereign and quarter sovereign

Premium Set – Contains a gold proof two pounds piece (£2), sovereign and half sovereign

3 Coin Sovereign Sets

£2, Sovereign, Half Soveregn

3 Coin Sovereign Sets

1989 500th Anniversary 3 Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set

What is the Value of a 3 Coin Sovereign Set?

The value of 3 coin gold proof sovereign sets is highly dependent on the date and condition. One of the most desirable dates is the 1989 500th anniversary 3 coin sovereign set. Each coin in the set features the Tudor Rose design, a similar design used on the first gold sovereign issued in 1489 during the reign of King Henry VII. For perfect examples of this set, we are currently paying £1400 each.

Due to high gold prices, most 3 coin gold proof sovereign set dates have a value based upon the price of gold. We sell many sets for a premium over the gold price.


M J Hughes Coins are members of the British Numismatic Trade Association – www.BNTA.net. We are coin dealers based in Alton, Hampshire (Where we have a shop location). We are always interested in purchasing any coins that you may have for sale, particularly Royal Mint issues and gold coins. We are happy to make no obligation offers, and purchase from a single coin to an entire gold coin collection. You would be more than welcome to visit our shop, or we are happy to travel to you. Please get in contact with us if you would like to discuss further.