The 2000 gold proof sovereign was issued for the millennium year. The obverse bears the fourth portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, whilst the reverse features the traditional St. George and the Dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci.
This proof coin is struck in 22 carat gold, it is also available in an uncirculated finish.
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Ian Rank-Broadley created the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II. This design features on the obverse of this millennium coin together with the inscription ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRA REGINA·FID·DEF.
Benedetto Pistrucci, an engraver for the Royal Mint, originally designed the engraving of St George slaying a dragon. It has appeared on sovereigns since 1817. The reverse of the 2000 gold proof sovereign features this popular design.
|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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