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British Gold Coin Proof Sets

1985 Gold Sovereign Proof Set

The 1985 set was only the third 4 coin gold proof set issued for Elizabeth II. The sets of 1981, 1983, and 1984 did not contain all four gold coins.

Type Collecting

In 1985, the portrait used on the obverse of our coinage changed from the second or decimal portrait, to a more mature third portrait which continued in use until 1997 inclusive.
The only other four coin gold proof sets of the same type, with the Saint George and Dragon design and the third portrait, were issued in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993.

The Four Coins

The four gold coins we refer to are, of course, the gold sovereign and half sovereign, along with the two pound coin, often called a double sovereign, and a five pound gold coin.

Coin Proof Specifications

DenominationDiameterWeightAGW*Description
Five Pounds36.0239.941.1771St George & Dragon
Two Pounds28.4015.980.4708St George & Dragon
Sovereign (Pound)22.057.990.2354St George & Dragon
Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence)19.303.990.1177St George & Dragon
Total 67.902.0011 

Notes on Table

Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.

Prices & Availability

Quantity Premium % Surcharge Rate Buy
1 20.00 £0.00 £2,392.00 Call to check availability

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

Serial Numbers

Serial numbers exist higher than 5,849 for these sets. The reason for this is that the Royal Mint do not (or did not) necessarily use their certificates in strict numerical order.

St George & Dragon Reverse on Gold Proof Sovereign

Obverse of 1985 Gold Proof Sovereign

British Gold Sets Information

British 4 Coin Gold Sets For Sale

Third Portrait as Used from 1985 by Raphael Maklouf

Reverse of 1985 Gold Proof Sovereign

1985 Gold Proof Set in Box

1985 Four Coin Sovereign Set in Presentation Box

 


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