2005 British Gold 4 Coin Proof Sets Encapsulated
2005 British Gold 4 Coin Proof Sets
You may wish to see our original page for the normal version of this set.
Grading & Encapsulation
It has become commonplace in the USA for older, more valuable, collector coins to be independently graded by a professional grading service. The coins are then encapsulated to ensure that they cannot be switched, and to retain their condition. This is now known as "slabbing". Starting in 1985, there are currently 4 main professional coin grading service companies operating in the US.
It should not be necessary for new, modern issue coins to be independently graded, but it seems to be happening with increasing frequency.
It's our view that this is a feature of modern marketing. It adds to the cost of producing the product, and this extra probably gets added to the consumer's purchase price, although it does little to add to long term value.
If their is any consumer benefit, this may be to ensure better quality control before distribution, but this is something which moderately eagle-eyed customers could do on their own.
The downside is that owners cannot remove their own coins to handle them without destroying the packaging, which rather removes some of the joys of ownership.
Superior Wooden Box
Our preamble about "slabbing" over, we can say that this particular set comes in a superior wooden box, rather than the usual leatherette box.
We have offered this set for sale at £50 over the price of our normal set, mainly for the more impressive box.
PCGS - Professional Coin Grading Service
PCGS, The Professional Coin Grading Service began serving the coin-buying public on February 3, 1986; and is generally recognised as the market leader.
For 2005 the issue limit is only 2,500 sets, which is quite low compared with many other recent sets. We do not know how many of these graded & encapsulated sets were included.
Five Pounds||36.02||39.94||1.1771||New St George & Dragon
Two Pounds||28.40||15.98||0.4708||New St George & Dragon
Sovereign (Pound)||22.05||7.99||0.2354||New St George & Dragon
Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence)||19.30||3.99||0.1177||New St George & Dragon
Notes on Table
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
We can offer British gold 4 coin sets as follows:-
Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Date||Description||Mintage||Issue £||Price £||Price $
2005||Four coin gold set, £5 to half sovereign, graded & encapsulated||2,500||£ *||Ask||$Ask
Notes on Table
* = Not Known by Us.
More information about British gold sets is available on our British Gold Sets Information page.
You may wish to use our order form.
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £8 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
EU Insured Post £10 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $20, plus $1 per $1,000
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $30, plus $1 per $1,000
Independent Coin Grading Services
2005 Four Coin Cased Proof Set Five Pounds to Half Sovereign Encapsulated in Wooden Box
British Gold Sets Information
British 4 Coin Gold Sets For Sale
2004 Gold 4 Coin Set
2005 Gold 3 Coin Set
2005 Proof Gold Five Pounds in Sealed PCGS Capsule
Preferred Customer Club Letter