1980 Gold Proof Sovereign
Please note: this coin may contain some slight surface marks.
Each coin is struck from 0.917 fine gold (22 carat) to a proof finish. The coin comes in a presentation box, along with a certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint.
Proofs are specially struck coins, with a highly polished mirror finished background, and the raised design in contrasting matt finish. They are issued as limited editions, and are more expensive than the ordinary uncirculated version.
1980 proof sovereigns are contained in a plastic capsule within a Royal Mint leatherette wallet, and are accompanied by a certificate. We would not recommend them for use in jewellery, as it would ruin their special finish in a very short space of time, but they are ideal for the person who would prefer to keep them as a memento or family heirloom.
The obverse of the coin features the second portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by designed by British artist and sculptor, Arnold Machin.
Featuring the iconic St George and the Dragon design, by Benedetto Pistrucci, appears on the reverse of the coin. This was first used on sovereigns in 1817.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Arnold Machin|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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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.
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