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1989 Gold Proof Double Sovereign 500th Anniversary

1989 Gold Proof Double Sovereign 500th Anniversary Boxed

Buy a 1989 Gold Proof Double Sovereign 500th Anniversary

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Sought-after 1989 gold proof Double Sovereign with special 500th Anniversary design. This highly-collectable commemorative coin was part of a one-year-only range issued by The Royal Mint. Sovereigns were first issued in 1489 during the time of the Tudor Dynasty. These large hammered gold coins were presented by King Henry VII as a token of prestige to his most important noblemen. This modern Double Sovereign looks to the past, taking inspiration from those historic coins. The design - used only in 1989 - is the work of British artist Bernard Sindall. His obverse shows an enthroned portrait, surrounded by gothic lettering and is the first coinage portrait of Elizabeth II to show the Queen full length, seated upon a throne. The reverse shows the crowned royal arms set on a Tudor rose. The reverse legend is unusual in that it uses the word 'Sovereign' - the first time this denomination has been named on the coin itself. One of 17,000 proof Double Sovereigns issued in this year, this coin is struck in 15.96 grams of 916.7 gold, following a specification established in 1817. It comes in its original presentation case from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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Full-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation, seated on her throne. The legend reads: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF'. Artist: Bernard Sindall.


Shield of royal arms, surmounted by a crown over a Tudor rose. Legend: 'ANNIVERSARY · OF · THE · GOLD · SOVEREIGN · 1489 · 1989'. Artist: Bernard Sindall.


Premium UK proof coin. Weight: 15.96 grams. Actual gold weight: 14.63 grams or 0.4708 troy ounces. Diameter: 28.40 millimetres.


One of 17,000 gold proof Double Sovereigns authorised for issue by The Royal Mint in this year. Comes encased in the original presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.


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