• 1997 Gold Proof Sovereign 4-Coin Set Presentation Box
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  • 1997 Gold Proof Sovereign 4-Coin Set Presentation Box
  • 1997 Gold Proof Sovereign 4-Coin Set Reverses
  • 1997 Gold Proof Sovereign 4-Coin Set Obverses
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1997 Gold Proof Sovereign 4-Coin Set

This is the 1997 Gold Proof Sovereign 4-Coin Set. The collection includes the gold sovereign, half sovereign and quintuple sovereign, along with the two pound coin, in this case a gold proof version of the first bi-metallic £2 coin.


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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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New £2 Coin

1997 saw the introduction of a new bi-metallic £2 coin for circulation. Appropriately the new coin is included in this three coin gold proof set. The circulation version of the new coin has a gold coloured nickel brass outer disc, with a silvery coloured cupro-nickel inner. The gold version retains the bi-metallic theme by having a centre of yellow gold within an outer disc of rose gold.

Gold Alloy

For those who are interested in technical information, and wonder about the difference between the two different gold alloys used, we will give a brief explanation.

As you will know, pure gold is yellow. When it is alloyed with other metals, the colour of the resulting alloy will be different, and sometimes quite unpredictable from the layman's viewpoint. All the coins in this set are made of 22 carat gold, this means 22 parts out of 24 parts by weight. Expressed in parts per thousand, 22 carat is 916.6 parts per 1,000. The other 2 parts per 24 can be any other metal, but are usually copper, silver, or a mixture of the two. If all the balance is copper, the final alloy will have a very red colour, if all silver, then the resulting colour would be very yellow, almost green. By balancing the proportions finely, a range of colours can be produced between the two extremes.


Raphael Maklouf created the third coin portrait of ELIZABETH II which appears on the obverse of this coin with the inscription:



Benedetto Pistrucci first designed the engraving of St George and the dragon in 1817. It is featured on the reverse of the quintuple sovereign, full sovereign and half sovereign in this set with the £2 coin featuring a design, depicting the history of technological achievement, by Bruce Rushin.


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 Bi-Metallic
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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Terms of Sale - Key Points

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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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Delivery Information

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.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

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

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Postal Insurance

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. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.