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1995 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Proof Three Coin Sovereign Set

1995 Gold Proof 3 Sovereign Set Boxed
£1,650.00
(VAT Exempt)
List Price: £1,750.00
Thee coin gold proof Sovereign set from The Royal Mint, dated 1995. The Two Pound coin or Double Sovereign in this set features a special dove design, issued to mark 50 years since the end of the Second World War. The reverse is the work of John Mills. The edge reads ‘1945 IN PEACE GOODWILL 1995’, inspired by the preface to Winston Churchill’s history of the World War Two. The obverse shows Raphael Maklouf’s third definitive portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, in use on British coins between 1985 and 1997. This portrait of Elizabeth II is also used on the Half Sovereign and ‘full’ Sovereign in this set. These two coins feature the instantly recognisable image of Saint George to the reverse. This motif - created by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci - has been a perennial presence on these coins since they were first struck in 1817. All three Sovereigns are struck in 22 carat (916.7) gold to finest proof standard. The coins conform to historic specifications and have a total weight of 27.95 grams. This equates to an actual gold weight of 25.62 grams. Their gold content means that these coins are exempt from VAT and, as UK legal tender, a Capital Gains Tax exemption also applies. Only 1,250 of these three-Sovereign sets were issued in 1995 by The Royal Mint. This one comes in its original presentation packaging which comprises of individual capsules and a red leather box. A numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
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Gold-proof three-coin Sovereign set from 1995 featuring a Half Sovereign, a 'full' Sovereign and a Dove gold Two Pound.

Royal Mint Gold Proof Sovereign Sets

The very first gold Sovereigns were struck in the 1400s by the Tudor kings and their prestigious legacy was reclaimed when the modern Sovereign was introduced in 1817. Over the next century, Sovereigns became prized across the British Empire, trusted to contain a known and significant quantity of gold.

Sovereigns once circulated across the globe but production ceased with the outbreak of the First World War. Reintroduced in 1957, annual issues attract investors and collectors with limited edition proof Sovereigns - hand-finished for a flawless effect - the most sought-after.

Proof Sovereigns were initially only struck by The Royal Mint to celebrate coronations. The first proof pieces would be issued for collectors in 1979 with limited edition sets offered for the first time in 1980. Since then, boxed sets containing coins from each year's Sovereign family have attracted a dedicated group of collectors.

What Coins Are In 1995 Three Sovereign Sets?

Three coin Sovereign sets issued by The Royal Mint in 1995 contain a range of collectible coinage, including:

The Half Sovereign and Full Sovereign feature the instantly recognisable image of Saint George and the Dragon to the reverse, paired with Raphael Maklouf's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to the obverse. The Double Sovereign or gold Two Pound features the same royal portrait but a one-year-only reverse, issued to commemorate 50 years since the end of World War Two.

The Dove design is the work of British sculptor John Mills who designed several Royal Mint coins in the 1990s, including the D-Day 50p and the DNA £2. It features an edge inscription that reads '1945 IN PEACE GOODWILL 1995', inspired by a line in Sir Winston Churchill's history of the Second World War.

A special, rectangular Royal Mint medal is also enclosed with the coins.

Where To Buy A 1995 Proof Set?

Sovereign sets remain a prestige offer in The Royal Mint's calendar, eagerly anticipated by buyers. The market for older sets is strong, particularly those that include variant designs. Plus, they offer a couple of important tax benefits: Sovereign sets are VAT-free as investment gold, and Capital Gains Tax exempt as UK legal tender.

In total, the coin in this three-coin proof set weigh 27.95 grams, equating to a pure gold content of 25.62 grams. 

Just 1,250 of these 1995 sets were issued by The Royal Mint. Nearly three decades on, sets like this are becoming harder to source, particularly in pristine condition.

This 1995 Sovereign set is practically as issued, the fine proof finish of each coin protected by the original capsules. They come in their red leather Royal Mint box of issue, the lid inscribed with gold lettering and a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.

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