British Gold Coin Proof Sets
1995 Gold Sovereign Proof Set
When the Royal Mint started regularly to produce gold coins sets in 1980, they set an issue limit of 10,000 sets, and managed to sell every set. Since then the annual mintage figures have generally declined. 1995 saw the lowest mintage figure of all the recent sets, with only 718 sets issued. Millennium year 2000 for example saw the issue limit of 1,250 sets sell out quite quickly. Because less were issued during 1995, we believe it will continue to be one of the most difficult sets to acquire well into the future.
The 1995 gold proof set features the third portrait of the Queen, as used from 1985 to 1997 inclusive on most British coins. The issue quantity was less than an eighth of the 1985 issue. The issue limit placed on the 1995 set was 1,250 and only 718 were issued. There were 5,849 of the 1985 sets issued.
Like the gold sets of 1986 and 1994, the 1995 set includes a special commemorative issue of £2 coin, produced to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the ending of World War II, having as its reverse design, a dove in flight carrying an olive branch.
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.
In 1990, the four coin gold proof set packaging was re-designed, 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 1995 sets has a pig on the reverse to mark the Chinese lunar year of the pig.
Coin Set Specifications
Five Pounds||36.02||39.94||1.1771||St George & Dragon
Two Pounds||28.40||15.98||0.4708||Dove of Peace
Sovereign (Pound)||22.05||7.99||0.2354||St George & Dragon
Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence)||19.30||3.99||0.1177||St George & Dragon
Gold Plated Medallion||25 x 22|| || ||1995 - Pig
Notes on Table
Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
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1995 Three Coin Sovereign Set
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UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
EU Insured Post £10 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
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Obverse of 1995 Gold Proof Sovereign
Reverse of 1995 Gold Proof Sovereign
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