This 2003 proof gold sovereign 3 coin set consists of a sovereign, half sovereign and double sovereign or two pound piece.
See the rest of the 2003 Sovereign Collection.
Each year since 1980, the Royal Mint have produced sets of 3 and 4 coins in the gold soveriegn series.
Being Golden Jubilee year, the 2002 sovereign series all had a special shield design, for 2003, they reverted to the traditional St. George and dragon design, except that the three coin sets contain the commemorative two pound coin, as noted below.
For 2001, the issue limit for the three-coin sovereign set was only 1,500. The issue limits for 2002 were increased considerably to 5,000 because of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. For 2003 the issue limit is only 2,500.
The obverse shows the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, his initials IRB are below the truncated neck. This effigy appeared on coins from 1998 until 2015.
In previous years the 3 coin and 4 coin sovereign collections have usually contained all coins of the same design, however in a number of years, the two pound coin included with the sets has been the commemorative version instead. For 2003, the three coin set contains the commemorative two pound, while the four coin set contains the St. George and Dragon version. The other coins in the set feature the traditional St. George and Dragon reverse design
|Denomination||Diameter (mm)||Weight (grams)||Description|
|Soveriegn (Pound)||22.05||7.98||St George & Dragon|
|Half Sovereign (Half Pound)||19.30||3.99||St George & Dragon|
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