2018 5-Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set
This 2018 sovereign set celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The coins feature a crown privy mark - exclusive to the 2018 proof sovereign range.
These British gold coins are struck in 22 carat gold, to a highly polished proof finish. The coins come in a wooden presentation box, with a numbered certificate of authentication. Only 750 of these sets were issued.
The set includes a quintuple sovereign (£5), double sovereign (£2), sovereign, half sovereign and quarter sovereign. These sets are exempt from VAT and Capital Gains Tax.
Princess Elizabeth was formally crowned Queen on 2nd June 1953, 14 months after the death of her father King George VI.
The coronation was the first to be televised and took over a year to prepare. Over 3 million spectators gathered in London's streets to watch the procession with some having camped out overnight.
2018 marked the 65th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, making her the first British monarch to reach the milestone. Her great-great grandmother reigned for over 63 years.
The modern sovereign was introduced in 1817 with a nominal value of one pound. The same specifications that were used in 1817 apply to sovereigns issued today.
This gold proof sovereign set is British legal tender and is exempt from Capital Gains Tax. Sovereigns are popular with coin collectors and investors.
The fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin. This was designed by Jody Clark and has appeared on sovereigns since 2015.
ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF
The reverse design features St George, slaying the dragon. This was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci, and has been used on sovereigns since 1817.
The reverse also includes the addition of a crown mint mark, found to the left of the date. The privy mark commemorates the Sapphire Anniversary (65 years) of the Queen's coronation.
The reverse of the £5 has the mint mark on the right and has Pistrucci on the left.
|Alloy:||22 carat gold|
|Obverse Designer:||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer:||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Mint:||The Royal Mint|
|Quarter Sovereign Diameter:||13.50mm|
|Quarter Sovereign Weight:||1.997g|
|Quarter Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.0588 Troy oz|
|Half Sovereign Diameter:||19.30mm|
|Half Sovereign Weight:||3.99g|
|Half Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.1177 Troy oz|
|Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.2354 Troy oz|
|Double Sovereign Diameter:||28.40mm|
|Double Sovereign Weight:||15.98g|
|Double Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||0.4708 Troy oz|
|Quintuple Sovereign Diameter:||36.02mm|
|Quintuple Sovereign Weight:||39.94g|
|Quintuple Sovereign Actual Gold Weight:||1.1771 Troy oz|
|Actual Gold Weight of Whole Set:||2.0599 Troy oz|
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