2002 Elizabeth II 13 Coin Gold Proof Set Golden Jubilee
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This incredible 2002 thirteen coin set is the largest Gold Proof annual set that The Royal Mint has ever issued.
Celebrating the Golden Jubilee
In 2002 Elizabeth II celebrated 50 years since becoming Queen. She ascended to the throne following the death of her father, King George VI in February 1952. Elizabeth is one of only three British monarchs to celebrate a golden jubilee, the others being George III and Queen Victoria.
Gold Proof sets have been a perennial presence amid The Royal Mint's high-end commemorative offer for the last few decades. Gold collections of circulating coinage including Sovereign sets are now issued annually, alongside special event sets like those minted for the 2012 London Olympics.
However, the Golden Jubilee Gold Proof Set is unusual in the number of pieces it contains. No other 22 Carat Gold annual set has been released with thirteen coins. The 2002 set, presented in a large red-leather case included all UK decimal currency as well as four Maundy coins.
Annual Issues in Gold Proof
The largest piece in this thirteen coin set is a:
- 2002 gold proof Crown or Five Pound coin, featuring a robed and diademed effigy of the Queen to one side and an equestrian portrait on the other, both by Ian Rank-Broadley
Rank-Broadley’s official portrait of the Queen, introduced in 1998, features on the obverse of the other annual issues in this thirteen coin set which include:
- 2002 Two Pound with Bruce Rushin's reverse 15.97 grams of 22 carat gold
- 2002 One Pound: 19.61 grams with Norman Sillman's three lions design
- Christopher Ironside's Britannia 2002 Fifty Pence in 15.58 grams of gold
- A gold 9.74 gram William Gardener Tudor rose 2002 Twenty Pence
- 2002 gold Ten Pence with crowned lion weighing 12.65 grams
- 6.32 gram 2002 Five Pence with Christopher Ironside's Scottish thistle
- Prince of Wales 2002 Two Pence, also by Ironside in 13.96 grams of gold
- A gold 2002 Penny in 6.98 grams of gold, Ironside's crowned portcullis design
The four maundy coins represents a very rare occasion that these denominations have been struck in gold. All bear Mary Gillick’s portrait of Her Majesty: the first effigy used on her coinage.
- 2002 Gold Maundy Four Pence: 3.16 grams
- 2002 Gold Maundy Three Pence: 2.37 grams
- 2002 Gold Maundy Two Pence: 1.58 grams
- 2002 Gold Maundy One Pence: 0.79 grams
A Limited Edition Investment
An appropriate 2,002 of these thirteen coin sets were issued in 2002.
Twenty years since it was issued, this large collection continues to prove popular. We have seen prices rise year on year for the few that come to the market so it's clear that they are a solid investment.
This 2002 proof set is offered in pristine condition in its original case from The Royal Mint. Each coin is encapsulated and all booklets as well as the numbered certificate of authenticity are included.
All coins in this set are legal tender, including the Maundy money, and are, as such, Capital Gains Tax free. They are also VAT exempt as investment gold.
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