1996 4 Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set
The set contains a gold proof five pounds (£5), two pounds (£2), sovereign and half sovereign. Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon is depicted on each of the reverses.
The 1996 4 coin gold proof sovereign set set contains a gold proof five pounds (£5), two pounds (£2), sovereign and half sovereign.
Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon is depicted on each of the reverses.
Queen Elizabeth II’s third portrait can be seen on the obverse of all four coins, designed by Raphael Maklouf.
The four 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.
The set includes a gold plated medallion showing a crowned ‘Elizabeth R’ with the date ‘1996’. The reverse depicts a Rat, the Chinese new year animal for 1996.
Only 742 1996 4 coin gold proof sovereign set were issued by the Royal Mint.
Please see the table below for individual coin weights:
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The first modern 4 coin gold proof sovereign set was issued by the Royal Mint in 1980. Each set contains just over 2 ounces of pure gold, and are popular with coin collectors and bullion investors alike. A set was issued in 1980, 1982, 1985, and every year from 1989 to 2008 (The 5 coin sovereign set was introduced from 2009).
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