2011 Gold Proof Sovereign Three Coin Collection (Premium Set)


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2011 Gold Proof Sovereign Three Coin Collection (Premium Set)

The 2011 Gold Proof Sovereign Three Coin Collection Premium set consists of:

  • 2011 Proof Double Sovereign (Gold £2). Weight 15.97g.
  • 2011 Proof Sovereign. Weight 7.98g.
  • 2011 Proof Half-Sovereign. Weight 3.99g.

The 2011 Gold Sovereign Proof is an example of the Gold Sovereign and 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 Obverse is the Monarch’s head (Elizabeth II) and the Reverse is Pistrucci’s famous St George and the Dragon.

Mintage figure for the limited edition premium set was 750.

Minted at The Royal Mint.

Specifications for the Gold Sovereign

  • Weight: 7.9881g
  • Diameter: 22.05 mm
  • Thickness: 1.52 mm
  • Purity: 22 carat = 91.67% (11/12ths gold, 1/12th copper. Adding copper makes the coin more scratch and dent resistant)
  • Gold Content: 113 grains = 7.3224 g = 0.2354 troy ounce
  • Face value: £1 = 20 shillings
  • Monarch: Elizabeth II