The 2021 5-Coin Gold Proof Sovereign Set features all five coins in the 2021 proof sovereign collection. The coins feature a special cypher mintmark to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 95th birthday.
The set consists of a quintuple, double, full, half and quarter sovereign. All of the coins are struck from 22 carat gold and issued in a proof finish. The sets have a limited edition presentation of just 500.
Each set comes presented in a luxurious wooden presentation boxes, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
See the entire 2021 Sovereign Collection here.
The modern sovereign was introduced in 1817 and has been issued most years since. The coins continue to be highly sought after by investors and collectors alike.
These proof coins are struck to a much higher standard than bullion coins. The blanks are struck up to 6 times each in order to give the coins the very best finish.
The obverse was designed by Jody Clark. It is the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to be used on UK coins.
The text reads:
ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF
The reverse was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci and shows the iconic St. George and the Dragon. This has been used on sovereigns (with a few exceptions) since 1817. Over the years The Royal Mint have digitally remastered the dies using original tooling.
This 2021 coin features a cypher mintmark of a '95' inside a crown. This is to celebrate the 95th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
The edge of the coins have the following number of serrations; quintuple sovereign 177, double sovereign 144, sovereign 95, half sovereign 94, quarter sovereign 97.
|Alloy:||22 carat gold|
|Obverse Designer:||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer:||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Mint:||The Royal Mint|
|Limited Edition Presentation:||500|
|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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