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2016 Elizabeth II 2 Coin Sovereign Set Queen’s 90th Birthday

H15Q90SS 2016 Elizabeth II 2 Coin Sovereign Set Queen’s 90th Birthday Boxed
£825.00
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In 2016 Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reach their ninetieth birthday. She had become the nation’s longest reigning monarch the previous year. To celebrate this remarkable occasion The Royal Mint released a collection of commemorative coinage and sets, including this special 90th Birthday Sovereign set. It features a gold Sovereign from the Queen’s birth year - 1926 - bearing the image of her grandfather, George V who was on the throne at the time. This is paired with a contemporary uncirculated Sovereign, dated 2016, which shows the fifth definitive coinage portrait used on Her Majesty’s money. The work of Royal Mint designer Jody Clark, it was introduced the previous year. The two coins in this sets are both composed of 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold, equalling a total gold weight of 14.63 grams. They are presented in an attractive wooden box alongside an information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity. This collectible set is one of only 120 offered and makes an excellent way to mark this incredible anniversary.
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Two-coin Sovereign set, issued to mark the Queen's 90th birthday in 2016.

Queen's 90th Birthday

2016 was the year of Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday. She was the first British monarch to achieve this milestone, having already become Britain's longest reigning monarch. She was born in 1926 and came to the throne in 1952, her coronation celebrated the next year.

The Royal Mint marked the occasion with a whole suite of commemorative coinage as well as authorising a special portrait for that year's proof Sovereigns.

This two-coin set forms part of this special nintieth birthday collection an includes historic coinage to illustrate the span of the Queen’s long life. It's one of a small number of historic Sovereign sets offered by The Royal Mint in recent years, released to coincide with royal events.

A Pair of Sovereigns

This set contains two gold Sovereigns, one struck in the year of Elizabeth II's birth and the other in the year of her 90th birthday.

  • 1926 George V gold Sovereign: in circulated condition, this Sovereign features the image of the Queen’s grandfather who reigned from 1910 to 1936
  • 2016 Elizabeth II gold Sovereign: this uncirculated gold Sovereign shows the latest coinage portrait of the Queen, introduced in 2015, the work of Jody Clark

Both Sovereigns have Benedetto Pistrucci's image of Saint George to the reverse, designed for the first of these gold coins, issued in 1817.

Limited Edition Set

The two coins in this set are offered in an attractive presentation case from The Royal Mint, within a red card outer box. Both coins are sealed in capsules and are accompanied by an information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Just 120 of these two-coin sets were issued in 2016.

Each coin is composed of 7.98 grams of 22 carat gold for a total pure gold weight of 14.63 grams. Their composition and their status as legal tender means that these Sovereigns are both VAT and CGT exempt.

Please note: these are stock photos, the grade of the George V Sovereign may not exactly match the one shown.

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