British Gold Coin Proof Sets
1989 Gold Sovereign Proof Set
The designs used on all four coins in this set recreate those used on the very first gold sovereigns for Henry VII in 1489.
The obverse features a majestic portrait of Queen Elizabeth seated facing on a throne. The reverse is a crowned shield within a Tudor double rose.
The similar original sovereign designs continued in use through to Elizabeth I over a century later, and some James I gold coins still used a similar obverse up until 1619.
The designs used for the four gold coins in 1989 were not used on any other coins, or in any other year, so this set becomes a "must" for type collectors.
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.
1989||Five Pounds (Quintuple Sovereign)||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs||36.02||39.94||1.1771
1989||Two Pounds (Double Sovereign)||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs||28.40||15.98||0.4708
1989||Sovereign (Pound)||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs||22.05||7.98||0.2354
1989||Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence)||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs||19.30||3.99||0.1177
1989||Total (All 4 Coins)||Sovereign 500th Anniversary Designs|| ||67.90||2.0011
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
When compared to the Royal Mint price of £5,000.00 you will make a saving of £1,000.00 per item when ordering from us.
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1989 Three Coin Sovereign Set
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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,
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Gold Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including 1989 gold proof sovereign sets. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.
Obverse of 1989 500th Anniversary Gold Proof Sovereign
British Gold Sets Information
British 4 Coin Gold Sets For Sale
Reverse of 1989 500th Anniversary Gold Proof Sovereign
1989 Four Coin Sovereign Set in Presentation Box