2017 Premium Gold Proof 3 Sovereign Set 200th Anniversary
A collectible premium three-coin Sovereign set, issued in 2017 to celebrate two centuries of the gold Sovereign.
200 Years of the Sovereign
Proof Sovereigns, struck in 2017 feature a historic reverse to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the modern Sovereign. These gold coins were introduced in 1817 after a major overhaul of British coinage.
The reverse used for 1817 proof Sovereigns recreates the original variant of Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic Saint George motif, as used on the 1817 coin. While most modern Sovereigns feature only the mounted patron saint, dragon and date to the reverse, the earliest Sovereigns enclosed this design within a stylised garter which reads: 'HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE ·' ('shame on he who thinks evil of it').
This is paired with Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen: the fifth such official effigy used on her coinage. Unlike most Sovereigns the date appears on the obverse not the reverse.
Three Proof Sovereigns
This premium set contains a Double Sovereign, a'full' Sovereign and a Half Sovereign, all dated 2017 and bearing the garter reverse used in this year. Each piece is finished to proof standard with multiple strikes of specially prepared dies. In total the three 22 carat gold coins offer 25.62 grams of fine gold.
Only 499 of these 2017 premium 3-coin sets have been issued by The Royal Mint
Your 2017 Sovereigns come in their original packaging from The Royal Mint. Each coin is sealed within its capsule, inside an attractive presentation case, complete with a detailed information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Premium Sovereign Set
Sovereigns with alternate reverses are among our most popular products so we're sure this one won’t hang around for long. If this set is out of stock, click 'TRACK PRODUCT' to get our new stock notifications.
We have a range of alternate options if you’re considering a 2017 Sovereign set:
- The 2017 proof Sovereign is available separately with the same garter reverse
- Our high-grade 2017 bullion Sovereigns feature a special privy mark to celebrate the 200th anniversary
- The Royal Mint also offered a strike of the day brilliant uncirculated Sovereign in 2017
- Get the 2017 Double Sovereign and Five Sovereign piece in the 5-coin Sovereign set
All Sovereigns, including those in this presentation are exempt from Capital Gains Tax as UK legal tender and free from VAT in the UK and EU as investment grade gold.
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