• 1996 Gold Proof Sovereign Four Coin Set With Presentation Box
    4 Coin Set In The Presentation Box
  • 1996 Gold Sovereign Proof St George And The Dragon Reverse Design By Benedetto Pistrucci
  • 1996 Gold Sovereign Proof Elizabeth II Third Portrait Raphael Maklouf
    Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael Maklouf
  • 1996 Gold Proof Sovereign Four Coin Set With Presentation Box
  • 1996 Gold Sovereign Proof St George And The Dragon Reverse Design By Benedetto Pistrucci
  • 1996 Gold Sovereign Proof Elizabeth II Third Portrait Raphael Maklouf
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1996 Gold Proof Sovereign Four (4) Coin Set

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.


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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
Total   67.90 2.0011  
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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.

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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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.

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

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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. 

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