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  • 1980 Whole Coin Set Sovereign - Four (4) Coins Gold Proof 25018
  • 1980 Whole Coin Set Sovereign - Four (4) Coins Gold Proof 25017
  • 1980 Whole Coin Set Sovereign - Four (4) Coins Gold Proof 25019
  • 1980 Whole Coin Set Sovereign - Four (4) Coins Gold Proof 25018
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1980 Gold Proof Sovereign Set - 4 Coins

Buy a 1980 Gold Proof Sovereign 4 Coin Set today!

Although the Mint started to issue gold proof sets regularly from 1980, 4 coin sets are not available in all years, in fact, there are only two dates, 1980 and 1982, bearing the second or decimal portrait, in which all four gold coins were issued in proof sets. Therefore 1980, along with 1982, will have a particular appeal to those who collect "types" rather than every single date.


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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Gold Proof Sovereign Sets

In 1980, the Royal Mint issued, for the first time since 1937, a gold coin proof set. The 1937 set had been produced for the Coronation of George VI following a tradition established in the early 19th century. Although proof gold coins are known to have been produced in 1953 for the Coronation of Elizabeth II, these were only produced in extremely small numbers, and were never issued for sale to collectors, and none, to our knowledge have ever come to market. This makes the 1980 set the first issued for over 60 years, and only the fourth issued during the twentieth century.


The obverse of the coins features the second portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by British artist and sculptor, Arnold Machin.


The reverse of the coins feature the iconic St George and the Dragon design, by Benedetto Pistrucci. This was first used on sovereigns in 1817.


Denomination Diameter (mm) Weight (grams) Actual Gold Weight (troy ounces) Description
Five Pounds 36.02 39.94 1.1771 St. George & Dragon
Two Pounds 28.40 15.98 0.4708 St. George & Dragon
Sovereign (Pound) 22.05 7.98 0.2354 St. George & Dragon
Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence) 19.30 3.99 0.1177 St. George & Dragon
Total   67.90 2.0011  


Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.