Pre-owned UK Gold Proof Sovereign Three Coin Collection, 1999
This box set contains:
- 1 x Gold Proof Half Sovereign (Weight: 3.984, Gold content: 3.66g)
- 1x Gold Proof Sovereign (Weight: 7.968g, Gold content: 7.32g)
- 1x Gold Proof (Rugby World Cup) bi-colour double Sovereign (Weight: 15.936g, Gold content: 14.64g)
- 1 x Gold-Plated medallion
- Original certificate of authenticity
- Pre-owned UK Proof Sovereigns box collection dated 1999
- Just one set available
- Supplied in fantastic condition in original mint packaging with certificate of authenticity
- Sovereigns are constructed of 22 carat gold or 91.76% purity and 8.33% copper
- This 3 coin set contains a total of 25.62 grams of fine gold
- Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK) VAT Free (UK/EC)
- UK Government assurance of weight and purity
- Our prices are inclusive of insured delivery to a UK address
- Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
About the set:
The 1999 three-coin collection contains a half-sovereign, a sovereign and a two-pound coin (Double sovereign), each struck in 22 carat gold to the finest proof quality.
While the designs of the 1999 Sovereign and half-sovereign remain unchanged and continue to feature Pistruccu’s St George and the dragon, the 1999 two-pound coin carries a new reverse design.
The special design celebrates the Rugby World Cup 1999. Featuring a packed rugby stadium viewed from above, created by medallist Ron Dutton. It is a bi-colour coin, the bright yellow gold of the inner disc constrating beautifully with the warm red gold of the outer circle.
The set also contains a gold-plated medallion depicting the Royal Crown and the Chineses lunar symbol, the rabbit, for 1999.
Only 1,250 three-coin gold Proof collections have been authorised for worldwide distribution.
Issued by The Royal Mint, full Gold Sovereigns are one of the most popular and best known gold coins in the world. Gold Sovereigns are sought by both collectors and investors alike, they offer a sense of luxury, history and symbolism that no other coin can match. With its bold St George and the Dragon design, it has become an internationally recognised symbol of unrivalled accuracy, integrity and strength. To this day, it remains trusted, traded, respected and admired the world over.
There have been Sovereigns in circulation since 1489 with the Half Sovereign being first produced in 1544 during King Henry VIII reign. The modern Sovereign Gold coin was first issued in 1817 when the sovereign replaced the Guinea, it became legal tender in the United Kingdom with a face value of £1 Sterling. These days, because the value of the gold used to create the coin is much higher than the face value, the price of the Sovereign is closely connected to the gold spot price which changes each day.
These coins were not just minted in Britain: several mints in Australia, two in India and one in South Africa have produced them in the past. In the present day all sovereigns are all minted by the Royal Mint in the UK. Sovereigns were included in the survival kit of soldiers that fought in World War II and Desert Storm because they have been an internationally recognised form of monetary exchange for 500 years and are trusted the world over. Our clients continue to love them and their size means that they remain versatile and can conceivably still be used as a means of exchange.
The Royal Mint is a national treasure, making beautifully crafted coins and medals for countries all over the world. Over a thousand years of craftsmanship and artistry ensures every piece they strike is a long lasting piece of history.
The Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.
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