The designs used on all three coins in this set recreate those used on the very first gold sovereigns for Henry VII in 1489.
The obverse features a majestic portrait of Queen Elizabeth seated facing on a throne. The reverse is a crowned shield within a Tudor double rose.
The similar original sovereign designs continued in use through to Elizabeth I over a century later, and some James I gold coins still used a similar obverse up until 1619.
The designs used for the gold coins in 1989 were not used on any other coins, or in any other year, so this set becomes a "must" for type collectors.
The obverse, or head side, shows the Queen seated facing on a throne. The majestic appearance of this design, combined with the large size, weight and purity of the original sovereigns, is the reason the new gold coin came to be called a sovereign in the first place.
The reverse design also mirrors its 500 year old original counterpart, bearing the Royal Arms surmounted on a crowned double Tudor rose.
|Denomination||Diameter (mm)||Weight (grams)||Description|
|Two Pounds||28.40||15.98||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs|
|Soveriegn (Pound)||22.05||7.98||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs|
|Half Sovereign (Half Pound)||19.30||3.99||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs|
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