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1997 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Set

1997 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Set Boxed
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Four coin official Royal Mint gold proof Sovereign collection for 1997 in original presentation case. This set contains a proof 1997 Half Sovereign, a 1997 'full' Sovereign, a proof definitive technology-themed 1997 Two Pounds and a 1997 Five Sovereign piece, all struck in 916.7 fine gold. The £2 or Double Sovereign is the first to bear the 'Shoulders of Giants' design, created for the circulating bimetallic Two Pound coins that would be issued in the following year. It's the work of Bruce Rushin and looks stunning in 22-carat gold with a red-gold rim and a yellow-gold inner circle. The other coins in the series feature the classic St George and the dragon motif to the reverse, designed in the early nineteenth century by Benedetto Pistrucci. You'll find Raphael Maklouf's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, crowned with the Diamond Diadem. This definitive coin effigy was replaced the following year with a new bust by Ian Rank Broadley making this premium Sovereign set one of the last to feature Maklouf's work. 1,000 of these sets were authorised for issue worldwide and Spink reports that just 860 were sold. Decades later, they are hard to find complete in pristine condition. The coins in this set have remained sealed in their capsules inside the red leather Royal Mint box of issue. The numbered certificate of authenticity is enclosed as well as the 1997 Royal Mint medal. A premium collectors set and a key addition to any collection of proof Sovereigns.
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Coins in 1997 4-Coin Proof Sovereign Set


Four 22-carat (916.7) gold coins, struck with a proof finish to standard specifications. Total weight of coins in this set: 67.88 grams. Actual gold weight: 62.23 grams / 2.0007 troy ounces.


Authorised: 1000 sets. Issued: 860. Offered in red leather box of issue, lined in black with gold lettering to lid. Coins sealed in capsules. Numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.


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