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1990 British Gold Coin Proof Sets

1990 Gold Sovereign Proof Set

The 1990 gold proof set features the third portrait of the Queen, as used from 1985 to 1997 inclusive on most British coins, but it is only the second four coin gold proof set (the other being 1985) to share this obverse design together with the classic Saint George and Dragon reverse design. The issue quantity was less than one third of the 1985 issue. The issue limit placed on the 1990 set was 2,500 and only 1,721 were issued. There were 5,849 of the 1985 sets issued.

Type Collecting

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 1985, 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.

New Presentation

In 1990, the four coin gold proof set packaging was redesigned, and changed to a red leather box, and for the first time, a gold-plated medallion was including, with a crowned "Elizabeth R" above the date, and on the reverse of the medallion, a horse represents the Chinese year of the horse, in their 12 year cycle.

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 
Gold Plated Medallion25 x 22  1990 - Horse

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More Information

More information about British gold sets is available on our British Gold Sets Information page.

1990 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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Second Portrait as Used from 1985
Obverse of 1990 Proof Sovereign

British Gold Sets Information

British 4 Coin Gold Sets For Sale

St George & Dragon Reverse on Gold Sovereign

Reverse of 1990 Proof Sovereign

1991 Gold Proof Set in Box

1990 Gold Proof Set in Presentation Box

 


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