Sell Proof Full Sovereign Gold Coin - 1979 - 1988

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Product Code: aucostu79_88pffs

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1979 to 88 UK Elizabeth II Full Sovereign Proof Gold Coins feature Benedetto Pistrucci's design depicting George & the Dragon on the reverse, the year-date of the coin also features.

The obverse depicts the second portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

  • The coin weighs 7.98g and is 916.7 (22ct) Gold.
  • Diameter: 22.05mm.
  • Manufactured by The Royal Mint.
  • Struck to a Proof finish.

The gold sovereign is one of Britain’s most famous coins, the first of which was minted in 1489 by King Henry VII, due to its long history it is considered by many as the flagship coin of the Royal Mint.

British sovereigns have been struck both at the Royal Mint and at branch mints since 1817.

The first mint outside of the UK to strike sovereigns was Sydney. The Melbourne Mint followed in 1872, then the Perth Mint in 1899, the Canadian Mint in 1908, the Bombay mint in 1918 and the South African Mint in 1923.

Important Information

This product must include the original proof coin, capsule, certificate of authenticity and original Royal Mint Box. If any of these original components are missing it may affect the price you are offered.

All years apart from the 1979 came with a certificate.

Code aucostu79_88pffs
Metal Gold
Product Type Coin
Weight 7.98
Country United Kingdom
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint
Fine Content 7.32
Condition Used
Fineness 916.7
Finish Bullion
Face Value £1