This 2012 Diamond Jubilee British sovereign five coin gold proof set is struck in 22 carat gold. It contains five gold proof coins; the quarter sovereign, the half sovereign, the full sovereign, the double sovereign and the quintuple sovereign. This beautiful coin set comes in a wooden presentation box with a certificate.
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The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. To commemorate this special occasion, a new St George and the Dragon reverse engraving by Paul Day was comissioned.
The 2012 sovereign is popular with collectors interested in 'type' sovereigns.
Previous one-off designs issued during Elizabeth II's reign include the 1989 500th Anniversary Sovereign, the 2002 Shield Reverse Sovereign issued to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee, the 2005 Sovereign featuring a stylised version of the traditional St George & Dragon design, the 2016 proof sovereign bearing the Queen's 90th birthday portrait and the 2017 sovereigns - both proof and uncirculated - issued to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Modern Sovereign.
These British legal tender coins are exempt from Capital Gains Tax and are classed as investment gold. You do not pay VAT on investment gold.
The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II.
The 2012 reverse by Paul Day features a new interpretation of St. George and the Dragon. The engraver's initials are below the horse's hoof on the right of the coin and the date, 2012, is set on the left of the coin.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Paul Day|
|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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