The 1996 gold proof sovereign four coin set comprises of a proof quintuple-sovereign (£5), double sovereign (£2), a full sovereign, a half sovereign, a certificate of authenticity and a gold plated medallion.
Since the initial production of gold sovereign coin sets in 1980 issue limits have decreased annually from 10,000 sets in 1980, with the 1996 issue only seeing 742 sets produced, well under the issue limit of 1,250.
The 1996 gold proof set features the third portrait of Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. This was seen on british coinage from 1985 to 1997. The Maklouf portrait has always been popular.
In 1990, the four coin gold proof set packaging was re-designed, and changed to a red leather box, and for the first time, a gold-plated medallion was including, with a crowned "Elizabeth R" above the date. The medallion included in the 1996 sets has a rat on the reverse to mark the Chinese lunar year of the rat.
All coins in the 1996 gold proof sovereign set show the popular third portrait of Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
All the 1996 gold proof coins in the four coin sovereign set feature the classic St George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci.
|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|
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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 gold 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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