2020 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Proof Three Coin Sovereign Set Royal Cypher Mint Mark
Three coin 2020 Sovereign set with a special mint mark to honour George III.
George III's Royal Cypher
The very first gold Sovereigns were struck in the 1400s by the Tudor kings and their prestigious legacy was reclaimed when the modern Sovereign was introduced in 1817. George III was on the British throne at the time and its his legacy that’s celebrated on the 2020 Sovereign, 200 years after the end of his reign.
For this year only, The Royal Mint authorised a special cypher mint mark to be included on the reverse of their proof Sovereigns. A cypher combines the initials of a monarch with their title. In this case, Kerry Davies’ design includes an 'R' for 'Rex' and a 'G' for 'George'.
It's a subtle motif that sits next to the date on the reverse of these coins, speaking to their long history. The 'full' Sovereign and the Half Sovereign have been minted to the same specification since George's reign so it's appropriate to mark this significant anniversary.
Three 2020 Gold Sovereigns
This presentation set includes a a 'full' Sovereign, a Half Sovereign and a Quarter Sovereign, all dated 2020. In total the three 22 carat coins offer 12.80 grams of fine gold.
This 2020 set comes from a limited presentation of just 750.
Each coin shows Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen to the obverse, in use on British money since 2015. The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci's classic Saint George and the dragon design. His depiction of England's patron saint shows him in the act of slaying the prone beast, crushed beneath his horses hooves. The royal cypher appears to the left of the date, opposite Pistrucci’s initials.
Collector's Sovereign Set
Your 2020 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.
All Sovereigns, including those in this set are exempt from Capital Gains Tax as UK legal tender and free from VAT in the UK and EU as investment grade gold.
We also offer individual 2020 proof 'full' Sovereigns (7,995 issued in this presentation). 2020 Sovereigns are also available in a bullion finish though these do not feature the George III privy mark. If you're not worried about the date we also offer mixed-year Sovereigns at our competitive best value price.
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