2002 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Proof Three Coin Sovereign Set Golden Jubilee
A Double Sovereign, a 'full' Sovereign and a Half Sovereign, all dated 2002, in their original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint.
2002 Golden Jubilee Sovereigns
Most gold Sovereigns feature an instantly-recognisable image of Saint George to the reverse. The work of an Italian artist named Benedetto Pistrucci, this engraving was created for the first modern Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns, issued in 1817.
2002 Sovereigns mark a rare departure from this pattern, boasting a on-year-only reverse, authorised by The Royal Mint to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The design features a shield of royal arms with a crown above in the centre of a laurel wreath, the date at the bottom. It's the work of heraldic artist Timothy Noad and is inspired by the coinage of Queen Victoria. Many of her Sovereigns featured a similar wreath and shield reverse.
Noad's design is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Elizabeth II. In use on British coinage between 1998 and 2015, this is the fourth definitive effigy seen on Her Majesty's money. It's accompanied by a legend that reads 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF'.
What Coins Are In 2002 Sovereign Sets?
This proof 2002 Sovereign set features three key coins from the 2002 Sovereign family:
- 2002 Gold Proof Double Sovereign
- 2002 Gold Proof 'full' Sovereign
- 2002 Gold Proof Half Sovereign
Each of these coins bears the same obverse and reverse design, scaled for the denomination. They are offered in their original green leather presentation case with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. The fine proof finish of the coins is protected by screw-top capsules.
Collecting 2002 3-Coin Proof Sets
Sovereigns with special reverse designs are particularly sought after. Collectors appreciate the variations on the usual motifs and the limited numbers these coins are offered in add an extra appeal.
Just 3,947 three-coin Sovereign sets issued by The Royal Mint in 2002.
Proof Sovereign sets are among the worlds most recognisable collectible coinage, meaning they sell well when they come to the market. These coins offer a couple of important tax benefits too: they're 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.
How Can I Sell A 2002 Sovereign Set?
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