1989 500th Anniversary of Gold Sovereign 4-Coin Set

£5,495.00

1989 500th Anniversary of Gold Sovereign 4-Coin Set

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the gold sovereign, a completely new design was created for the 1989 sovereign series. A design similar to that of the first gold sovereign issued in 1489 was chosen. The set is the 1989 Gold 5 Pound Coin, Gold Double Sovereign, Gold Sovereign and Gold Half-Sovereign.

Description

1989 500th Anniversary of Gold Sovereign 4-Coin Set

The 1989 500th Anniversary of Gold Sovereign 4-Coin Set consists of:

  • 1989 Gold 5 Pound Coin (Quintuple sovereign)
  • 1989 Gold Double Sovereign (2 Pound Coin)
  • 1989 Gold Sovereign
  • 1989 Gold Half-Sovereign

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the gold sovereign, a completely new design was created for the 1989 sovereign series. A design similar to that of the first gold sovereign issued in 1489 was chosen.

For the obverse impression, a representation Of Ourself as at Our Coronation, seated in King Edward’s Chair, having received the Sceptre with the Cross and the Rod with the Dove, all within the circumscription ‘ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRA.REG.FID.DEF’ can be seen.

The reverse depicts a Shield of Our Royal Arms ensigned by an open Royal Crown, the whole superimposed upon a double Rose (Known as the ‘Tudor Rose’), and with the circumscription ‘ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLD SOVEREIGN 1489 – 1989’.

Both the obverse and reverse designs were created by Bernard Sindall.

The coins are presented in a Royal Mint wooden case, accompanied with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity (COA).