1980 Gold Proof Sovereign

£350.00

The sovereign is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 7.98 grams. The coin has been minted to a high quality proof finish. It comes with its original Royal Mint presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.

Description

1980 Gold Proof Sovereign 

Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon is depicted on the reverse of the coin.
Queen Elizabeth II’s second portrait can be seen on the obverse, designed by Arnold Machin.
The sovereign is made of solid 22 carat gold (Gold Fineness of 0.916), and weighs 7.98 grams. It has a diameter of 22.05mm.
The 1980 gold proof sovereign is housed in its original Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsule, presented in its Royal Mint green leatherette foam case, accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
81,200 individually boxed 1980 gold proof sovereigns were issued by the Royal Mint.

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*We are always interested in purchasing 1980 proof sovereigns and offer fair market prices. Our contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

The Gold Sovereign is one of the most ubiquitous of all coins and much sought after by both coin collectors and bullion investors. Sovereigns have been minted since 1817 (in Britain 1817-1917, 1925 and 1957 on). At coins fairs you often hear the dealers refer to these coins as ‘Sovs’.

The gold sovereign is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 7.98 grams. It has a diameter of 22.05mm. The majority of gold sovereigns minted feature Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St George slaying the dragon. Examples issued during the reign of King George IV, William IV and the earlier years of Queen Victoria feature a shield design.

Gold sovereigns are world famous, known for their accuracy and reliability as a gold bullion coin. During the days of the British Empire, gold sovereigns were minted in all corners of the world, to include London, Ottawa (Canada), Pretoria (South Africa), Perth (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia) and Bombay (India). A small mintmark on each gold sovereign determines where the coin was issued (No mintmark present for London).