1995 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Proof Three Coin Sovereign Set
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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