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1993 British 4 Gold Sovereign Proof Set

The 1993 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 third 4 coin gold proof set, the first being 1985, to share this obverse design together with the classic Saint George and Dragon reverse design. The issue quantity was less than a quarter of the 1985 issue. The issue limit placed on the 1993 set was 1,500 and only 1,336 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, 1990, 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.

Pistrucci Medallion

In 1995, the 4 coin gold proof set also included s silver medallion of Benedetto Pistrucci, the designer of the classic St. George & Dragon design which has graced most gold sovereigns since 1817.

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. The medallion included in the 1993 sets has a monkey on the reverse to mark the Chinese lunar year of the monkey.

Coin Specifications

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  1993 - Cockerel
Silver Pistrucci Medallion   Obv: Portrait of Pistrucci
Rev: 3 Sovereigns

Notes on Table

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

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1993 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,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $60, plus $1 per $1,000
Obverse of 1993 Silver Medallion of Benedetto Pistrucci

Obverse of 1993 Silver Medallion of Benedetto Pistrucci

British Gold Sets Information

British 4 Coin Gold Sets For Sale

Second Portrait as Used from 1985

Obverse of 1993 Gold Proof Sovereign

Reverse of 1993 Proof Gold Sovereign

Reverse of 1993 Proof Gold Sovereign

1993 Gold Proof Set in Box

1993 Gold Proof Set in Presentation Box


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