2016 Gold 2 Sovereign Set 90th Birthday
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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