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Gold Proof Sovereign Coin - Grade C

These Gold Proof Sovereigns are in Grade C condition, making them perfect for investors looking for proof coins at bullion prices.  

Struck in 22 carat gold, these loose proof sovereigns are sold without capsules. The coins may have scuffs, red spots and marks on them, and are chosen from available stock at random. Proof sovereigns can be struck up to four times to achieve a high definition. 

These coins are sold at a low premium above the spot gold price.

If you are looking for a specific year, we have a range of proof sovereigns available here that come with the original presentation box and certificate.


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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Proof Sovereign Coins

Proof sovereigns are issued by the Royal Mint. Originally issued in specimen sets, the proof sovereign was reintroduced in 1979 for coin collectors. The proof sovereign is minted using special hand polished dies which are closely monitored during production. You can tell the difference between modern proof sovereigns and uncirculated sovereigns by the difference in the finish. The proof coin has a shiny mirror-type background with the design picked out in a frosted finish. There is no difference in the finish on the uncirculated sovereign, it looks the same on both the design and the background.

Mintage Numbers

Proof sovereigns are issued to a lower mintage than uncirculated sovereigns. The proof coin is usually sold at a higher premium than the uncirculated coin which is sold at a low premium above spot. 


Varies depending on year:

1979 to 1984: the Second Definitive UK Coin Portrait by Arnold Machin

1985 to 1997: the Third Definitive UK Coin Portrait by Raphael Maklouf

1998 to 2015: the Fourth Definitive UK Coin Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley

2015 to present: the Fifth Definitive UK Coin Portrait by Jody Clark


Varies depending on year:

1979 to 2017: St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci, except:

2002: Crowned Shield by Timothy Noad

2005: St George and Dragon by Timothy Noad

2012: St George and Dragon by Paul Day


Diameter 22.05mm
Weight 7.9881g
Fineness 0.916
Obverse Designer Varies
Reverse Designer Varies
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage  Varies
Finish Proof Grade C
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Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

View our full Terms & Conditions.

Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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