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British Gold Coin Proof Sets

For the patient collector, many of the coin sets we offer represent incredible bargains, as they are considerably below the original issue price.

1981 Gold Sovereign Proof Set

In 1981, the Royal Mint issued an unusual gold coin proof set. It contained a gold five pound coins, gold sovereigns, silver proof crown commemorating the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles to Princess Diana, and six minor coins. The previous occasion on which a British proof set was issued with a mixture of gold and other coins was in 1911 for the Coronation of George V.

The Nine Coins

The nine coins we refer to are the five pounds, gold sovereign, silver proof crown of 25 pence, and six base metal coins, 50 pence, 10 pence, 5 pence, 2 pence, penny, and halfpenny.

Coin Proof Set Specifications

DenominationAlloyDiameterWeightDescription
Five PoundsGold36.0239.94St. George & Dragon
Sovereign (Pound)Gold22.057.98St. George & Dragon
Crown (25 Pence)Sterling Silver38.6128.28Charles & Diana
Fifty PenceCupro-Nickel30.0013.50Britannia
Ten PenceCupro-Nickel28.5011.31Lion
Five PenceCupro-Nickel30.005.655Crowned Thistle
Two PenceBronze25.917.128Prince of Wales Feathers
PennyBronze20.323.564Crowned Portcullis
HalfpennyBronze17.141.782Crown

DateFromIssue Limit*Issue £
1981£55,000 

Prices & Availability

Quantity Premium % Surcharge Rate Buy
1 20.00 £0.00 £2,132.00 Call to check availability

Issue Limit

It appears that the mintage, the quantity of these sets issued is not known for certain. There was a 5,000 issue limit announced, together with limits of 15,000 of the gold proof £5 coin, 55,000 proof sovereigns, and 250,000 silver proof crowns, all these quantities including those included in the complete 9-coin set.
It is known that the mintage of the gold £5 coin was 5,400 pieces, which presumably includes those issued in the set. If we assume that the sets sold in the same proportion as the £5 coins, this would indicate about 1,800 sets issued. Unfortunately, the certificates accompanying the sets are not numbered.

More Information

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) £9 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
EU Insured Post £10 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20, plus $1 per $1,000
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $60, plus $1 per $1,000
1981 British 9 Coin Gold Proof Set

1981 British 9 Coin Gold Proof Set

British Gold Sets Information

British Gold Sets For Sale

Second Portrait on 1981 £5

Second, Decimal Portrait on1981 £5

St George & Dragon Reverse on Gold Five Pound Coin

St George & Dragon Reverse on Gold Five Pound Coin

1980 Gold 4 Coin Set

1982 Gold 4 Coin Set

 


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