The 1997 gold sovereign bears Raphael Maklouf's third effigy of ELIZABETH II on the obverse - the final year it was used on coins.
It is difficult to obtain the 1997 proof in nice condition. The coin that we have in stock as of March 2020 is a very pleasing example.
See the rest of the 1997 Sovereign Collection.
The third coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Raphael Maklouf, appeared on sovereigns for the final time in 1997.
Raphael Maklouf created the third coin portrait of ELIZABETH II which appears on the obverse of this coin with the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI·GRA·REG·F·D. The 1997 sovereign is only available in a proof finish, no uncirculated sovereigns were issued in this year.
The engraving on the reverse of the coin was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci. This design has featured on the reverse of sovereigns since 1817.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Raphael Maklouf|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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