We buy 1991 sovereigns every day and they are available for immediate dispatch if stocks allow. VAT was abolished on investment gold coins from January 1st 2000. All gold sovereigns are now exempt from VAT.
Proofs are specially struck coins, with a highly polished mirror finished background, and the raised design in contrasting matt finish. They are issued as limited editions, and are more expensive than the ordinary uncirculated version.
1991 proof sovereigns are contained in a plastic capsule within a Royal Mint leather covered box , and are accompanied by a certificate.
They are unnecessarily good for use in jewellery, which would ruin their special finish in a very short space of time, but they are ideal for the person who would prefer to keep them as a memento or family heirloom.
Live Metal Prices
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