Struck in 22 carat gold, the 1999 proof sovereign bears the fourth coin portrait of Elizabeth II and Benedetto Pistrucci's engraving of St George and the dragon.
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Proofs are specially struck coins, with a highly polished mirror finished background, and the raised design in contrasting matt finish. They are issued as limited editions, and are more expensive than the ordinary uncirculated version.
1999 proof sovereigns are contained in a plastic capsule within a Royal Mint leather covered box, and are accompanied by a certificate.
They are unnecessarily good for use in jewellery, which would ruin their special finish in a very short space of time, but they are ideal for the person who would prefer to keep them as a memento or family heirloom.
The fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley features on the obverse of this coin together with the legend ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRA REGINA·FID·DEF.
The reverse design shows St George slaying a dragon. It was designed by the Italian engraver, Benedetto Pistrucci, in 1817.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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