The 1990 Gold Proof Sovereign 3-Coin Set
The 1990 gold proof three coin sovereign set contains the gold sovereign and half sovereign, along with the two pound coin, often called a double sovereign.
Struck in 22-carat/.917 fine gold, this set comes with a presentation case and a certificate of authenticity.
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The modern sovereign was introduced in 1817. Issued with a nominal value of one pound, it was a circulation coin in Britain until the middle of World War I and abroad until 1932. The sovereign was reintroduced in 1957 as an investment coin to meet demand for gold bullion.
Proof coins are specially produced to a much higher standard of finish. Originally, proofs were intended as pre-production samples. As a printer would produce a small number of "proof" copies for checking and approval, so a mint would produce proofs for approval by the mintmaster, the monarch, and for other purposes. When coin collecting began to become popular about two centuries ago, a larger number of proofs were sometimes made for sale to collectors.
The gold sovereigns in this set all feature the third definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II by sculptor, Raphael Maklouf.
Benedetto Pistrucci first designed the engraving of St George and the dragon in 1817. It is featured on the reverse of all of the coins in this set.
|Denomination||Diameter (mm)||Weight (grams)||Description|
|Two Pounds||28.40||15.98||St George & Dragon|
|Soveriegn (Pound)||22.05||7.98||St George & Dragon|
|Half Sovereign (Half Pound)||19.30||3.99||St George & Dragon|
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